Statues from the Campanile by Donatello--page 2 (of 3 pages)

Sixteen statues, four on each side, were originally in niches on the third order of the Campanile. Already considerably damaged by the elements after centuries of weathering, the statues were transferred to the Duomo Museum in 1937. The ones below are from the east side of the Campanile, which were installed about 1422.

The Beardless Prophet

This statue is thought by some to be a portrait of Brunelleschi. It is a strikingly realistic portrait of an elderly man.

The Bearded Prophet

This work is also known as Il Penserioso because of the thoughtful look of the figure.

Abraham and Isaac

Nanni di Bartolo, known as Rosso, who was Donatello's assistant, is also cited as a collaborator of this work.

Continue to page 3 for another work by Donatello--his so-called Zuccone.

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