David with the Head of Goliath
Attributed to Bartolomeo Bellano, Italian (active Padua), c. 1440 - 1496/97
One of the most remarkable aspects of this sculpture is a relief on the underside of the base that depicts David and his flock of sheep. This feature is unique to Renaissance bronzes, and suggests the statuette was meant to be handled, admired, turned over, and contemplated by its owner.
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