GHIBERTI, Lorenzo
(b. 1378, Firenze, d. 1455, Firenze)

Porta del Paradiso: Samson

1425-52
Gilded bronze
Baptistery, Florence

Classical statuettes were collected in the fifteenth century on a substantial scale, and Ghiberti must have been familiar with them. However, it is very doubtful if any independent statuette was made by him, since he was primarily a relief artist. Samson is one of the statuettes in high relief on the borders of Porta del Paradiso.




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