SAN MINIATO AL MONTE
The Basilica of San Miniato al Monte in Florence was built between the 11th and the 13th century in a particularly evocative hill dominating position and is considered one of the masterpieces of Tuscan Romanesque.
Its floors date back to 1207 when construction works were finally completed and show very precious black and white marble inlays in eastern style, geometric and zoomorphic patterns often inspired by fantasy animals as shown on textiles imported from the south-eastern Mediterranean. Geometric figures, stylized floral weaves, lions and rampant unicorns, hawks and doves, the Zodiac of life, they all lead the visitor from the main entrance to the center of the main nave.
Quite probably, these floors were created by the same masters who worked in the Baptistery of San Giovanni.
CōDICEDS jewels are the result of manual processing and finishes that give each object a unique set of characteristics. Therefore replicas of the same model may not look identical and any differences that may result are not to be considered as flaws.