|She Wolf, Siena Cathedral Floor|
|Michelangelo is, in fact,|
represented in the Siena
Cathedral by his sculpture
of St. Paul.
|A work of art so large you need a map to see it all.|
|Impressive, yes, but no more so than similar sources of|
religious and civic pride in other cities of its time such as
Florence, Milan, Venice, Rome, and Naples--except for its floor.
|The location of various panel scenes are noted above.|
|Even marble floors begin to|
show their age after the first
three or four hundred years.
|The floor mosaic is huge, but as cathedrals go, the Siena Duomo|
is quite average in size. Personally, I could do without the stripes.
|Slaughter of the Innocents, 1481, Matteo di Giovanni|
|The first panel, just inside |
the entrance to the nave.