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9 Interesting Facts About Michelangelo and His “David” Statue

#5. David was intended for great heights

David was intended for great heights

In 1501, the city government of Florence commissioned Michelangelo to create the piece as part of a series of statues meant to adorn the roofline of Florence’s cathedral dome. But upon its completion, Michelangelo’s patrons were so overwhelmed by David’s beauty that they decided to scrap that plan and place it where it could be appreciated up close.In 2010, the Italian government began a campaign to solidify its claim to the iconic marble statue.

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