The Statue of David
Oct. 21st, 2006
The Statue of David, esteemed as one of the greatest classical works of art in the world, is the masterpiece of the Florentine art master Michelangelo Buonarroti during the period of the Italian Renaissance. The original statue was made during the years 1501 to 1504 by Michelangelo， to show the world the manly beauty of young David, the city hero, symbol of the victory of the intelligence over the brute force. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Fashion Ningbo, the city of Florence donates a copy of the statue made by local artists to the city of Ningbo, to show the friendship between the two cities. The statue is here with the efforts of Florentines Mr. Mario Razzanelli and Mr. Silvano Gori and people of Ningbo, as well as Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze . The statue copy is the first to be donated abroad by the city of Florence.
The statue is made of bronze, 1:1 copy to the original one, with a height of 5.17 meters.
This inscription is written to memorize the big event.
Ningbo Municipal People’s Government