Various sculptors, Saints Stephen, Lawrence, Victor and Barnabas

Guidi, Jacopo di Piero - Piero di Giovanni Tedesco - Giovanni di Ambrogio
Sala del Paradiso
Original location
Cathedral, medieval facade
Marble, plaster
Sculpture, cast

Marble sculpture of Saints Stephen, Lawrence, Victor and Barnabas among attendant angels, realized in the last decade of the 14th century for the original facade of the Cathedral. In the 1390s several monumental statues were commissioned for the median strip of the Cathedral facade, designed to be placed in niches on either side of the central portal. The chosen subjects were four saints, all with links to the church in Florence and each flanked by a pair of attendant angels. Jacopo di Piero Guidi also sculpted a prophet; Piero di Giovanni Tedesco realized all the angels and three of the saints, while the Saint Barnabas is the work of Giovanni d’Ambrogio. The statues are unfortunately partially damaged. The originals of Saint Stephen and Saint Laurence are now in the Louvre, the ones on display here are 19th century copies. 

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