The Michelangelo David (1501-4) is probably the most famous image of a male nude in the world. The colossal figure (more than 14 feet tall) was carved from a huge block of marble which had been abandoned by another sculptor, Agostino di Duccio. This young David, unlike the others, is a symbol of Florence — young, strong, valiant in fighting off its rivals, triumphant against terrible odds. But the Michelangelo more importantly glories in the divinity of the human body…there is no sword, no severed head, just the man. This faithful reproduction is hand-cast and hand-finished in crushed stone resin with bronze finish.