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Exceptional Italian White Marble Relief Sculpture of "David" after Michelangelo

1860

$15,000

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Exceptional Italian white marble relief sculpture of "David" after Michelangelo, 19th century. Magnificently carved, this relief head of David after Michelangelo is a perfect piece of sculptural art that can be hung on any collectors wall. Mounted on black marble slate. You see quality, rarity, and feel like you are in a museum by looking at this from any angle. We are extremely proud of owning such piece and are happy to pass it on..... Measures: Overall: 19" high x 16" wide x 4" deep Head: 16" high x 12" wide Very good condition. No chips. No repairs. Normal wear consistent with age and use. David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture, created in marble between 1501 and 1504 by the Italian artist Michelangelo. David is a 17 ft. marble statue of the Biblical figure David, a favoured subject in the art of Florence. David was originally commissioned as one of a series of statues of prophets to be positioned along the roofline of the east end of Florence Cathedral, but was instead placed in a public square, outside the Palazzo Vecchio, the seat of civic government in Florence, in the Piazza della Signoria, where it was unveiled on 8 September, 1504. The statue was moved to the Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence, in 1873, and later replaced at the original location by a replica. Because of the nature of the figure it represented, the statue soon came to symbolize the defence of civil liberties embodied in the Republic of Florence, an independent city-state threatened on all sides by more powerful rival states and by the hegemony of the Medici family. The eyes of David, with a warning glare, were fixated towards Rome.

Details

  • Creation Year
    1860
  • Dimensions
    Height: 19 in. (48.26 cm)Width: 16 in. (40.64 cm)Depth: 4 in. (10.16 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU115127470472

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