Donatello, Feast of Herod

City-states vied for the best artists. After Ghiberti dragged his feet, Siena invited Donatello to finish the job.

Donatello, Feast of Herod, panel on the baptismal font of Siena Cathedral, Siena, Italy, gilded bronze, 1423–27

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Cite this page as: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris, "Donatello, Feast of Herod," in Smarthistory, June 27, 2022, accessed April 23, 2024,