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King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba Diocesan Museum Parma
The two statues, the work of Benedetto Antlami, were placed in the north entrance door of the Baptistery.
They are almost fully sculpted and retain traces of polychromy. King Solomon, facing left, looks at her guest and seems to be speaking to her, while the queen of Sheba seems to turn to listen to Solomon, his crowned head slightly turned and wearing an elegant draped dress. The two figures, of great elegance and suggestion, refer us with their bearing and clothing to the models of oriental sovereigns and aristocratic French ladies.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 20291 W: 130 N: 42755] (224559)
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  • Date Taken: 2022-07-24
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