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Brutus - Item #100

$ 440.00

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21 Inches High

This life-size bust depicts one of the assassins of the Roman dictator Julius Caesar. The original piece includes a bust clothed in a toga. Michelangelo began the piece and then had his friend Tiberio Calcagni continue the work. Both artists died before it was completed, however, leaving a roughly-carved sculpture to the world.

 

Artist: Michelangelo

Museum: Bargello National Museum, Florence

Time Period: Renaissance, 1539-1540

 

Sources:

"Brutus." Michelangelo.nethttp://www.michelangelo.net/brutus/.

"Brutus." Victoria and Albert Museumhttp://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O41525/brutus-plaster-cast-michelangelo/.