A Rare And Spectacular Italian Late 15th - Early 16th Century Walnut Sculpture

Possibly of the Warrior David, the immensely popular Old Testament figure. Its mannerist style exhibiting an elongation of the torso and neck and its missing arms that most likely held a shield and spear or sword. The exceptionally fine carving belying the artist’s great knowledge of not only armor but of the human muscular anatomy. The unusual headress, a panther or lion skin, representing great power. Italian, Possibly Florence, Circa 16th Century

Size: 18” W x 13” D x 43” H