Doors of Oropa Cathedral, Biella, Italia
The new church of Oropa was consecrated on August 20, 1960. Three different artists worked for the realization of the three bronze doors: Sergio Vatteroni from Carrara for the left door, Vico Consorti from Siena to the central door and Virgilio Audagna from Turin for the right one. The door are bronze bas-reliefs made by the Ferdinando Marinelli Artistic Foundry of Florence. Considerable effort was for the transportation and installation. Suffice it to say that the three portals together weigh more than 11 tons.
The Sanctuary of Oropa is now recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
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