(b. 1396, Firenze, d. 1472, Firenze)

St John the Baptist

Museo dell"Opera del Duomo, Florence

The picture shows the figure of St John the Baptist on the front face of the silver altar commissioned in 1366 from the goldsmiths Leonardo di ser Giovanni and Betto di Geri by the Arte del Calimala for the Baptistery in Florence. The central niche figure of St John the Baptist was added to the altar in 1452, the sculptor is Michelozzo di Bartolomeo. This statuette is in the central niche of the altar, framed with relief scenes from the life of St John the Baptist.

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