Marble sculpture

Few sculptures are as famous as Michelangelo's David, and if you've ever seen it you'll understand why. The masterpiece of the Renaissance period was completed in 1504, when Michelangelo was just 29 years old, and today over 8 million people per year visit the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence so they can marvel at the iconic marble statue.

Few sculptures are as famous as Michelangelo's David, and if you've ever seen it you'll understand why. The masterpiece of the Renaissance period was completed in 1504, when Michelangelo was just 29 years old, and today over 8 million people per year visit the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence so they can marvel at the iconic marble statue.

This carved marble sculpture is by Sebastian Martorana. It represents an impression left in a pillow made by his late father-in-law’s resting head, found after Martorana lifted his body from his deathbed.

This carved marble sculpture is by Sebastian Martorana. It represents an impression left in a pillow made by his late father-in-law’s resting head, found after Martorana lifted his body from his deathbed.

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