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Saint Proculus
Dimensions58.5 cm (23.0 in)
LocationSan Domenico, Bologna

The statue of Saint Proculus (or Saint Proclus; 1494–1495) was created by Michelangelo out of marble. Its height is 58.5 cm. It is situated in the Basilica of San Domenico, Bologna. Its subject is Saint Proculus, a martyr of Bologna.

Michelangelo may have been influenced by Niccolò dell'Arca's statue of Saint Vitalis, and possibly also by the work of Ercole de' Roberti and Francesco del Cossa. The statue of Saint Proculus shares much in composition with Michelangelo's later David.[1][2]

See also


  1. ^ Longsworth, Ellen L. (2002). "Michelangelo and the Eye of the Beholder: The Early Bologna Sculptures". Artibus et Historiae. 23 (46). doi:10.2307/1483698. ISSN 0391-9064. Retrieved 8 February 2024.
  2. ^ Dunkelman, Martha (2014). "What Michelangelo Learned in Bologna". Artibus et Historiae. 35 (69): 110. ISSN 0391-9064. Retrieved 8 February 2024.