QUERCIA, Jacopo della
(b. ca. 1367, Quercia Grossa, d. 1438, Siena)
Baptismal font: St John the Baptist1427-30
The tabernacle is capped by a heavy cornice, above which rises a dome with six small pediments. Originally six gilt music-making putti, by Donatello and Turini, were placed at the corners (four in situ). On top of the dome are two diminishing pillars that serve as the base for the marble statue of John the Baptist, attributed to Jacopo in most recent literature.