MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
(b. 1475, Caprese, d. 1564, Roma)

Victory

1532-34
Marble, height 261 cm
Palazzo Vecchio, Florence

It is uncertain whether the statue was planned as part of the tomb of Julius II. The strong manneristic features (exaggerated contortions and complex movements) link this figure to the Slaves, executed for the version of the tomb designed in 1532. The figure of the conquered barbarian fighter is unfinished.