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Michelangelo Sculptures


Beardless Slave by Michelangelo

Michelangelo created Beardless S­lave between 1520 and 1530.

Michelangelo's Beardless Slave
Beardless Slave is an unfinished marble statue,
8 feet 6-3/4 inches tall, standing in the Galleria
dell'Accademia in Florence.

While the unifying focus for each of Michelangelo's four slave figures lies in their thickly powerful torsos, Michelangelo gave each a distinct identity. Notice the contorted pose of the Crossed-leg Slave as opposed to the softer, more dreamlike stance of the Beardless Slave.

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