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Siena Cathedral

cathedral by Opera di Santa Maria

made out of

Siena, Tuscany, Italy, Europe

1196

The masons’ guild of Siena, the Opera di Santa Maria, are put in charge of the construction of the Siena Cathedral. Works are started with the north - south transept and it is planned to add the main, larger body of the cathedral later, but this enlargement is never accomplished.

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1215

19 years, 5 days later

Daily masses are now being said in the newly built Siena Cathedral.

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1259

44 years, 11 days later

Manuello di Ranieri and his son Parri carve some wooden choir stalls for Siena Cathedral, which are replaced about 100 years later and later disappear.

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1259

The vaults and the transept of Siena Cathedral are constructed.

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1284

25 years, 6 days later

Works begins on the lowest part of the Façade of Siena Cathedral.

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1296

12 years, 3 days later

Giovanni Pisano abruptly leaves Siena, abandoning management of work on the lower stage of the facade of Siena Cathedral, reportedly over creative differences with the Opera del Duomo.

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1317

21 years, 5 days later

Work on the west façade of Siena Cathedral comes to an abrupt end when the Opera del Duomo redirects all efforts to the east façade.

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1339

22 years, 5 days later

A second massive addition of the main body of Siena Cathedral is planned which would have more than doubled the size of the structure by means of an entirely new nave and two aisles ranged perpendicular to the existing nave and centred on the high altar. The construction is begun under the direction of Giovanni di Agostino, better known as a sculptor.

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1348

9 years, 2 days later

Construction is halted on the new nave of Siena Cathedral by the Black Death. Basic errors in the construction are already evident by now, however, and the work is never resumed. The outer walls, remains of this extension, can still be seen to the south of the Duomo. The floor of the uncompleted nave now serves as a parking lot and museum.

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1502

154 years, 1 month, 7 days later

Raphael goes to Siena at the invitation of another pupil of Perugino, Pinturicchio, "being a friend of Raphael and knowing him to be a draughtsman of the highest quality" to help with the cartoons, and very likely the designs, for a fresco series in the Piccolomini Library of the Duomo in Siena in Siena Cathedral.

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Pinturicchio (1454-1513), aged 48: painter
Raphael (1483-1520), aged 19: painter; architect; poet

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