1970-76 Statue David, Masterpieces of Michelangelo Series, Franklin Mint USA. 1.3 Oz. Large Silver Proof Medal/Rare! Beautiful & attractive famous design. Blast White Silver Proof!
We have here on offer, a 1970-76 Statue David, Masterpieces of Michelangelo Series, Franklin Mint USA. 1.3 Oz. Large Silver Proof Medal/Rare! Beautiful & attractive famous design. Blast White Silver Proof! This is a very beautiful medal with attractive proof mirror-like lustre on both sides!
"Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (March 1475 – 18 February 1564), was an Italiansculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Considered to be the greatest living artist during his lifetime, he has since also been described as one of the greatest artists of all time. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with contemporary rival and fellow FlorentineMedici client, Leonardo da Vinci."
It is a 5.17-metre (17.0 ft) marble statue of a standing male nude. The statue represents the Biblical hero David, a favoured subject in the art of Florence. Originally commissioned as one of a series of statues of prophets to be positioned along the roofline of the east end of Florence Cathedral, the statue was placed instead in a public square, outside thePalazzo della Signoria, the seat of civic government in Florence, where it was unveiled on 8 September 1504.
Because of the nature of the hero it represented, the statue soon came to symbolize the defense 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 turned towards Rome. The statue was moved to the Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence, in 1873, and later replaced at the original location by a replica."
With it very attractive design of a truly famous piece, this limited edition release is recognised as a great medal for collection, and a very strong safeguard against inflation.
This item comes in a beautiful black display box, flawlessly presented. It will feel & look better in your hand! This unique & very rare piece can be yours today! Authenticity guaranteed for life! Fairly priced!
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