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

St Mary Magdalene (detail)

c. 1457
Polychrome wood
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence

The long flowing hair is covering the ascetic as if it were a garment. Beneath it the shape of her body can be made out, and Donatello depicted it with anatomical precision.