(b. ca. 1386, Firenze, d. 1466, Firenze)

St Daniel

Bronze, height 153 cm
Basilica di Sant'Antonio, Padua

This statue was executed for the High Altar of the Basilica.

St Daniel and St Justina on the Altare del Santo were probably related to each other like pendants by means of their gestures and the way they are holding their heads. The garments of the two figures, in contrast, are produced in a very different manner. While that of St Daniel, who according to tradition was also at work in Padua, falls down almost smoothly with few folds, the dress of St Justina is gathered at her hips and is arranged, each fold adapted to suit, to match her gentle contrapposto stance.