Works in Siena
by DONATELLO

The baptismal font in the Baptistry in Siena, designed by Jacopo della Quercia, is the result of a cooperation of the best contemporary sculptors. The polygonal basin is Gothic from which a high Renaissance construction emerges. On the top there is the statue of St John made by Quercia. The bronze reliefs and the statues in the niches are the works of Quercia, Donatello and Ghiberti.

In the works that followed the statues in the Baptistry of Siena - among them the Tombstone of Bishop Giovanni Pecci in the Cathedral of Siena - Donatello returned to the flattened relief, pushing its expressive possibilities to the utmost limits.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Baptismal font
c. 1417
Marble, gilded bronze, enamel, height 402 cm
Baptistry, Siena

891*1200
True Color
135 Kb



Herod's Banquet
1427
Bronze, 60 x 60 cm
Baptistry, Siena

1003*1000
True Color
199 Kb



Herod's Banquet (detail)
1427
Bronze
Baptistry, Siena

900*1068
True Color
204 Kb



Faith
1427-29
Bronze, height 52 cm
Baptistry, Siena

821*1400
True Color
186 Kb



Hope
1427-29
Bronze, height 52 cm
Baptistry, Siena

819*1400
True Color
200 Kb



Tombstone of Bishop Giovanni Pecci
c. 1426
Bronze, 247 x 88 cm
Duomo, Siena

822*1400
True Color
257 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