Statues for the Florence Cathedral
by DONATELLO

From 1406 to 1408 Donatello was working with Nanni di Banco in the workshop of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, where for the Porta della Mandorla - one of the north doors of the Cathedral - he executed the so-called Profetini, two small statues of Prophets placed above Nanni's large bas-relief of the Assumption.

In 1410-11 completed the statue of St John the Evangelist for the fašade of the Cathedral, then around 1418 he executed the statues of the Bearded Prophet, the Prophet with Scrolls, and the Sacrifice of Isaac for the Campanile. The highest points of the decoration of the Campanile by Donatello were reached in 1423-26 by the statues of Prophet Jeremiah and Prophet Habakukk.

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Prophet (left of the Porta della Mandorla)
1406-08
Marble, height 128 cm
Duomo, Florence


Prophet (right of the Porta della Mandorla)
1406-08
Marble, height 131 cm
Duomo, Florence


Prophets (above the Porta della Mandorla)
1406-08
Marble, height 131 cm
Duomo, Florence


St John the Evangelist
1410-11
Marble, height 210 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence


St John the Evangelist
1410-11
Marble, height 210 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence


St John the Evangelist (detail)
1410-11
Marble
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence


St John the Evangelist (detail)
1410-11
Marble
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence


Bearded Prophet
c. 1418
Marble, height 194 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence


Bearded Prophet (detail)
c. 1418
Marble
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence


Bearded Prophet (detail)
c. 1418
Marble
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence


Prophet with Scroll
c. 1418
Marble, height 195 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence


Prophet with Scroll (detail)
c. 1418
Marble
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence


Prophet with Scroll (detail)
c. 1418
Marble
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence


The Sacrifice of Isaac
c. 1418
Marble, height 191 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence


The Sacrifice of Isaac (detail)
c. 1418
Marble
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence


The Sacrifice of Isaac (detail)
c. 1418
Marble
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence


Prophet Jeremiah
1423-26
Marble, height 191 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence


Prophet Jeremiah
1423-26
Marble, height 191 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence


Prophet Jeremiah (detail)
1423-26
Marble
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence


Prophet Habakkuk
1423-26
Marble, height 196 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence


Prophet Habakkuk
1423-26
Marble, height 196 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence


Prophet Habakkuk
1423-26
Marble, height 196 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence


Prophet Habakkuk (detail)
1423-26
Marble
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence



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



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