FRANCESCO DI GIORGIO MARTINI
(b. 1439, Siena, d. 1502, Siena)
St John the Baptist1464
Polychromed wood, height 181 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena
The statue was executed for the Compagnia delle Morte of Siena (as indicated by a small skull on the platform), then transferred to the parish church of Foligno where it was attributed to Vecchietta. After a restoration in 1949 Francesco di Giorgio was accepted as the sculptor of this vigorous work.