Statues for the Florence Cathedral
by DONATELLO

From 1406 to 1408 Donatello was working with Nanni di Banco in the workshop of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, where for the Porta della Mandorla - one of the north doors of the Cathedral - he executed the so-called Profetini, two small statues of Prophets placed above Nanni's large bas-relief of the Assumption.

In 1410-11 completed the statue of St John the Evangelist for the façade of the Cathedral, then around 1418 he executed the statues of the Bearded Prophet, the Prophet with Scrolls, and the Sacrifice of Isaac for the Campanile. The highest points of the decoration of the Campanile by Donatello were reached in 1423-26 by the statues of Prophet Jeremiah and Prophet Habakukk.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Prophet (left of the Porta della Mandorla)
1406-08
Marble, height 128 cm
Duomo, Florence

467*1100
True Color
75 Kb



Prophet (right of the Porta della Mandorla)
1406-08
Marble, height 131 cm
Duomo, Florence

470*1100
True Color
76 Kb



Prophets (above the Porta della Mandorla)
1406-08
Marble, height 131 cm
Duomo, Florence

984*1100
True Color
152 Kb



St John the Evangelist
1410-11
Marble, height 210 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence

700*1339
True Color
85 Kb



St John the Evangelist
1410-11
Marble, height 210 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence

630*1215
True Color
112 Kb



St John the Evangelist (detail)
1410-11
Marble
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence

1118*1300
True Color
186 Kb



St John the Evangelist (detail)
1410-11
Marble
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence

1000*1404
True Color
178 Kb



Bearded Prophet
c. 1418
Marble, height 194 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence

700*1500
True Color
112 Kb



Bearded Prophet (detail)
c. 1418
Marble
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence

1000*1338
True Color
146 Kb



Bearded Prophet (detail)
c. 1418
Marble
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence

1000*1345
True Color
159 Kb



Prophet with Scroll
c. 1418
Marble, height 195 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence

646*1800
True Color
140 Kb



Prophet with Scroll (detail)
c. 1418
Marble
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence

799*1200
True Color
140 Kb



Prophet with Scroll (detail)
c. 1418
Marble
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence

1000*1404
True Color
157 Kb



The Sacrifice of Isaac
c. 1418
Marble, height 191 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence

694*2000
True Color
161 Kb



The Sacrifice of Isaac (detail)
c. 1418
Marble
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence

795*1200
True Color
130 Kb



The Sacrifice of Isaac (detail)
c. 1418
Marble
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence

1213*1100
True Color
179 Kb



Prophet Jeremiah
1423-26
Marble, height 191 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence

600*1259
Grayscale
107 Kb



Prophet Jeremiah
1423-26
Marble, height 191 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence

649*1800
True Color
125 Kb



Prophet Jeremiah (detail)
1423-26
Marble
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence

931*1200
True Color
161 Kb



Prophet Habakkuk
1423-26
Marble, height 196 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence

600*1259
Grayscale
110 Kb



Prophet Habakkuk
1423-26
Marble, height 196 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence

606*1800
True Color
124 Kb



Prophet Habakkuk (detail)
1423-26
Marble
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence

806*1200
True Color
149 Kb




Summary of sculptures by Donatello
Early works
John XXIII | David | Duomo | Orsanmichele | Siena | Various
Mature works
Cantoria | Basilica di Santo | Prato Pulpit | San Lorenzo | Various
Late works
Judith and Holofernes | Pulpits of San Lorenzo | Various