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Plaster cast - David with the head of Goliath
  • David with the head of Goliath
    Verrocchio, born 1435 - died 1488
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David with the head of Goliath

  • Object:

    Plaster cast

  • Place of origin:

    Florence, Italy (sculpted)

  • Date:

    Second half of the 15th century (sculpted)
    ca. 1899 (cast)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Verrocchio, born 1435 - died 1488 (after, sculptor)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plaster cast

  • Museum number:

    REPRO.1899-55

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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Physical description

Plaster Cast of David with the head of Goliath, after the bronze original with traces of gilding in the Museo Nazionale (Bargello), Florence.

Place of Origin

Florence, Italy (sculpted)

Date

Second half of the 15th century (sculpted)
ca. 1899 (cast)

Artist/maker

Verrocchio, born 1435 - died 1488 (after, sculptor)

Materials and Techniques

Plaster cast

Dimensions

Height: 126.5 cm

Object history note

Acquired in exchange from the Berlin Museum in 1899

Historical context note

This work is documented as a Medici commission, although it is not certain whether it was ordered by Piero di Cosimo de 'Medici (1416-69) or by one of his sons, Lorenzo (the Magnificent) (1449-92) or Giuliano (1479-1516). In 1476, Lorenzo and his brother sold Verrocchio's David to the Florentine Signoria for the Palazzo Vecchio. In 1898, the figure passed into the Museo Nazionale

Descriptive line

Plaster Cast of David with the head of Golliath, after the bronze original with traces of gilding in the Museo Nazionale (Bargello), Florence; Andrea del Verrocchio, second half of the 15th century, cast ca. 1899

Materials

Plaster

Techniques

Cast

Subjects depicted

Armour; Boys; David (King); Heads (body parts); Goliath

Categories

Sculpture

Collection code

SCP

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