Head of David Fragment from the Original Statue
By artist Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), 1504, Galleria Dell’Academia, Florence
Dreams do come true. We’d always heard rumors that a master mold of Michelangelo’s David had been taken when the statue was moved and cleaned in the early 1900s. Imagine our joy when, while traveling through a small town west of Florence this past year, we came across a Italian family who owns the master cast and moreover, agreed to give us exclusive rights to it! In our excitement, we’ve taken great care to carefully crate, ship by boat and replicate this unparalleled work as close to the original as possible. When we stand beside it, we can’t believe the truly breathtaking grandeur of this unexpectedly large, 4 ft. high head of David. We are certain that you and your guests will share our appreciation of this idealized focal point—and indeed, the world’s most famous sculpture—as it turns your garden, estate drive, drawing room or luxury bath into a gallery.
30"Wx36"Dx48"H. 70 lbs.
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This item will be custom made for you by a Chicago-based, Italian family who's been in the statuary business for over 100 years! Materials required for the creation of your item are in stock. Please allow approx. 8 weeks for delivery.
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   Michelangelo (1475-1564)

Michelangelo was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet and engineer whose name is immediately recognized as an art master. Along with his contemporary and rival Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo is considered an archetype of the Renaissance Man because of his mastery of different skills.

Michelangelo was born near Tuscany, Italy. The best-documented artist of the 16th century, Michelangelo is most famous for his sculpts of David and the Pieta. Michelangelo also created one of the most recognized Renaissance sculptures, the colossal David, in 1504. A symbol of Florentine freedom, David permanently established Michelangelo's skill as a sculptor with extreme technical care and vivid imagination.

Michelangelo is also known for painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, which took four years to complete, starting in 1508. He was originally commissioned to paint the 12 apostles, but opted for a more complex theme of Creation, depicting the downfall of man and the promise of salvation. Among the most famous Michelangelo paintings on the Sistine Chapel ceiling is The Creation of Adam.

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This item is crafted of durable resin and may be displayed outdoors with the following care:
  • Painted items will benefit from a coat of clear acrylic spray paint to slow fading from sun exposure.
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