PISANO, Giovanni
(b. ca. 1250, Pisa, d. 1314, Pisa)

Pulpit (detail)

Cathedral, Pisa

The two figures on the pulpit represent Fortitude and Prudence. The latter was derived from the antique Venus Pudica. From the figures on the pulpit in Pisa, Prudence and Hercules rank among the major masterpieces of Italian sculpture.