The enigmatic smile of Donatello’s David, Quattrocento, in the Bargello ?

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  • The statue ? A bronze figure of David, the biblical hero.
  • The sculptor ? Donatello (c. 1386 – 1466).
  • The period ? early Renaissance, the Quattrocento (circa 1440s).
  • The museum ? Palazzo del Bargello (a name connected to german Burg, castle), in Florence, Italy.

The David di Donatello Awards (known by the moniker “Donatellos”) are presented each year by The Academy of Italian Cinema, in Rome (May-June period).