CAMAINO DI CRESCENTINO
(b. ca. 1260, Siena, d. ca. 1337, Siena))
Interior viewfounded 1316
The interior is a rectangular hall, divided into a nave and two aisles by two columns. It contains a hexagonal baptismal font in bronze, marble and vitreous enamel, realized in 1417-1431 by the main sculptors of the time: Donatello, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Giovanni di Turino, Goro di Neroccio and Jacopo della Quercia. The panels of the baptismal font represent the Life of John the Baptist, and include: the Annunciation to Zacharias by Jacopo della Quercia; the Birth of John the Baptist by Giovanni di Turino; the Baptist Preaching by Giovanni di Turino; the Baptism of Christ by Ghiberti; the Arrest of John the Baptist by Ghiberti; the Feast of Herod by Donatello. These panels are flanked on the corners by six figures, two by Donatello (Faith and Hope); three by Giovanni di Turino (Justice, Charity and Providence), and the Fortitude by Goro di Ser Neroccio.