The Pulpit for the Cathedral in Prato
by DONATELLO

The Pulpit for the exterior fašade of the Cathedral in Prato, begun in 1428 and after long pauses finished ten years later, was executed by Donatello together with Pagno di Lapo and Michelozzo. Donatello was responsible for the architecture and the putti, whose joyous movements suggest a vital force that was to reach its zenith in the Cantoria for the Cathedral of Florence. Presently displayed in the Museum of the Opera del Duomo of Prato, the low relief tablets on the pulpit have been replaced on the outside with copies.

Preview Picture Data Info
Pulpit
1428-38
Marble, mosaic, bronze, wood, height ca. 210 cm (without canopy)
Duomo, Prato


Pulpit reliefs: No. 1
1428-38
Marble on mosaic background, 74 x 79 cm
Museo dell'Opera dell Duomo, Prato


Pulpit reliefs: No. 2
1428-38
Marble on mosaic background, 74 x 79 cm
Museo dell'Opera dell Duomo, Prato


Pulpit reliefs: No. 3
1428-38
Marble on mosaic background, 74 x 79 cm
Museo dell'Opera dell Duomo, Prato


Pulpit (detail)
1428-38
Marble on mosaic background, 74 x 79 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Prato


Pulpit reliefs: No. 4
1428-38
Marble on mosaic background, 74 x 79 cm
Museo dell'Opera dell Duomo, Prato


Pulpit reliefs: No. 5
1428-38
Marble on mosaic background, 74 x 79 cm
Museo dell'Opera dell Duomo, Prato


Pulpit reliefs: No. 6
1428-38
Marble on mosaic background, 74 x 79 cm
Museo dell'Opera dell Duomo, Prato


Pulpit reliefs: No. 7
1428-38
Marble on mosaic background, 74 x 79 cm
Museo dell'Opera dell Duomo, Prato


Pulpit
1428-38
Marble, mosaic, bronze, wood, height ca. 210 cm (without canopy)
Duomo, Prato


Pulpit (detail)
1428-38
Marble on mosaic background, 74 x 79 cm (each relief)
Duomo, Prato



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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