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

Slave (Atlas)

1519-36
Marble, height 208 cm
Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence

The slaves (four in Florence and two in Paris) were intended to be at the lower level of the tomb of Pope Julius II, while the Moses for the middle level. From the realized version of the tomb, erected in the church San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome after several redesign and reduction of the original plan, the slaves were left out.




© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.