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Donatello

Prophet Habbakuk - Detail

Prophet Habbakuk - Detail, 1426 — Donatello,
196 cm

The figure of Zuccone is skin and bone under the rough cloth robe that suggests a toga. The hand clutches convulsively at the strap and the rolled top of a scroll. The bald head is curved with brutal strokes, left intentionally rough, and the few marks that represent stubble on the chin, the flare of the lips, and the eyebrows have been exaggerated by the effects of weathering.

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