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




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.


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    Height: 19 in. (48.26 cm)Width: 16 in. (40.64 cm)Depth: 4 in. (10.16 cm)
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    New York, NY
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    1stDibs: LU115127470472

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