Detail of "David" is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created between 1501 and by the Italian artist Michelangelo. It is a marble statue of a standing male nude. The statue represents the Biblical hero David.
Pio Fedi 1816 - 1892 ITALIAN L'IMMORTÁLITÁ / VITÁ DELL' ÁNIMÁ (IMMORTALITY) It was called The Chrysalis and described as a nude girl holding a butterfly coming out of a cocoon in her left hand, which she 'contemplates with perplexity.' The theme of a young girl's transition into womanhood is clearly symbolised by this emblem. The theme was a popular one in Italian sculpture of the period. Pio Fedi imbues it with particular delicacy and charm using subtle carving and jewel-like detail.