TINO DI CAMAINO
(b. ca. 1285, Siena, d. ca. 1337, Napoli)

Head of St John the Baptist

1320-21
White marble, height 55 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence

Around 1320, Tino di Camaino carved three groups to be placed above the east, south and north doors of the Baptistery in Florence. Three centuries later these sculptures were substituted with other groups representing the same subjects. This fragment is the only surviving piece from the group which was originally above the north door.




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