Bronze Doors made by Barisano da Trani, Italy, 12th century


Saracen? Archer in Helmet with Turban on Bronze Doors made by Barisano da Trani. Trani Cathedral, southern Italy, c.1175.

Negro? Infantry with Mace fighting on Bronze Doors made by Barisano da Trani. Trani Cathedral, southern Italy, c.1175.



Saracen? Archer in Helmet with Turban on Bronze Doors attributed to Barisano da Trani. Ravello Cathedral, southern Italy, 1179AD.

Negro? Infantry with Mace fighting on Bronze Doors attributed to Barisano da Trani. Ravello Cathedral, southern Italy, 1179AD.



Saint Eustas on Bronze Doors attributed to Barisano da Trani. Ravello Cathedral, southern Italy, 1179AD.



A Saint on Bronze Doors made by Barisano da Trani. Monreale Cathedral, Palerma, Sicily, c.1190.



Little is known of the life of Barisano da Trani. Two signed works are known to him: the bronze doors divided into squares of the cathedrals of Trani (1185) and of Monreale (1190).
He is also attributed the door to the Duomo of Ravello, the only one that bears an indisputable date (1179), commissioned by Sergio Muscettola, husband of Sigilgaida Pironti. In the central panel of the third row of the left wing it reads:
ANNO MILLESIMO CENTESIMO SEPTUAGESIMO NONO INCARNACIO IES XPO DNO NRO MEMENTO DNE FAMULO TUO SERGIO MUSETULE ET UXORI SUE SICLIGAUDE ET FILIIS SUIS MAURO ET IOHES ET FILIA SUA ANNA QOT ISTA PORTA FACERE AGIT AD HONOREM DEI ET SANCTE MARIE VIRGINIS
"Remember, O Lord, your servant Sergio Muscettola and his wife Sigilgaida and his sons Mauro and Giovanni, and his daughter Anna, for he had this door built in the year 1179 of the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ, for the honor of God and of the Holy Virgin Mary"



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