The Filarete Door of the Papal Basilica of Saint Peter

The Filarete door of the Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in the State of the Vatican City is the center door in the front of the basilica.  The door is named after the creator of the door, Antonio Averuline known as Filarete.  The door was originally part of the previous basilica and includes six large panels and several smaller images.  The larger panels are:

  • Jesus Enthroned
  • Mary Enthroned
  • Saint Paul with the Sword
  • Saint Peter Giving the Keys to Pope Eugene IV
  • The Beheading of Saint Paul
  • The Crucifixion of Saint Peter

The Filarete Door

The Filarete Door

SOURCE:  The Filarete Door (State of the Vatican City); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 10 August 2011.

Jesus Enthroned

Jesus Enthroned

SOURCE:  Jesus Enthroned (State of the Vatican City); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 10 August 2011.

Mary Enthroned

Mary Enthroned

SOURCE:  Mary Enthroned (State of the Vatican City); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 10 August 2011.

Saint Paul with the Sword

Saint Paul with the Sword

SOURCE:  Saint Paul with the Sword (State of the Vatican City); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 10 August 2011.

Saint Peter Giving the Keys to Pope Eugene IV

Saint Peter Giving the Keys to Pope Eugene IV

SOURCE:  Saint Peter Giving the Keys to Pope Eugene IV (State of the Vatican City); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 10 August 2011.

The Beheading of Saint Paul

The Beheading of Saint Paul

SOURCE:  The Beheading of Saint Paul (State of the Vatican City); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 10 August 2011.

The Crucifixion of Saint Peter

The Crucifixion of Saint Peter

SOURCE:  The Crucifixion of Saint Peter (State of the Vatican City); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 10 August 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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