Zuccone

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Zuccone
Zuccone by Donatello
Artist Donatello
Year 1423–1425
Type Marble
Location Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (Florence), Florence

Lo Zuccone (Italian: literally, pumpkin; figuratively bald-head) is a marble statue by Donatello. It was commissioned for the bell tower of the Florence Cathedral of Florence, Italy and completed between 1423 and 1425. It is also known as the Statue of the Prophet Habakkuk, as many believe it depicts the Biblical figure Habakkuk.

The statue is known for its realism and naturalism, which differed from most statuary commissioned at the time.[1] In recent times it is gaining renewed popularity from its uncanny resemblance to 'Harry Potter' villain Lord Voldemort. Zuccone is reported to have been Donatello's favorite, and he was said to swear by the sculpture, "By the faith I place in my Zuccone."[2] It is now in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lindsay, David - Earl of Crawford (1911) Donatello. Echo Library (reprint 2008), ISBN 9781406849318
  2. ^ Spooner, Shearjashub (1880). Anecdotes of painters, engravers, sculptors and architects, and curiosities of art, Volumes 1-3. A.W. Lovering

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