Siena Cathedral Pulpit  

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The Siena Cathedral Pulpit is an octagonal structure in Siena Cathedral sculpted by Nicola Pisano and his assistants Arnolfo di Cambio, Lapo di Ricevuto, and Nicolas' son Giovanni Pisano between the fall of 1265 and the fall of 1268. The pulpit, with its seven narrative panels and nine decorative columns carved out of Carrara marble, showcases Nicola Pisano's talent for integrating classical themes into Christian traditions, making both Nicola Pisano and the Siena pulpit forerunners of the classical revival of the Italian Renaissance.

Prudence figure

The Prudence[1] figure of the pulpit of the Siena Cathedral by Giovanni Pisano may have been an inspiration for the Eve in the painting The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden by Masaccio.




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