About the creation

The gates of paradise: Cain and Abel

Artist name: Ghiberti Lorenzo

On the top left, the children Cain and Abel are tended by their parents. Below left, Abel tends his flock, while Cain plows his field. On the top right, the brothers make their offerings; below this, Cain murders Abel. On the bottom, Cain converses with God, appearing out of a cloud.

Source: Genesis 4

Technique: Cast bronze statue

Location: Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence

Date: 1425

Dimensions: 79 x 79