Donatello’s David


Lost-wax casting of bronze statuary
Work in a limited edition from the original model and executed by the Fonderia Artistica Ferdinando Marinelli
Height: 5′ 3″
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In one of the first examples of the Renaissance sculpture, being sculpt around 1440 for the courtyard of the Medici Palace in Florence, that was built by Cosimo dei Medici “Pater Patriae”.
Donatello has represented the David, symbol of freedom against tyrann, as a naked young man wearing only shoes and hat, in an elegant and sensual pose.
In 1777 was taken to the Uffizi Gallery, and then at the Bargello Museum. The mold used to execute the bronze work using the lost-wax casting process was produced directly on the original in 2008 and is currently in the collection of the Fonderia Artistica Ferdinando Marinelli

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