David with the Head of Goliath

Artist: Bartolomeo Bellano (Italian, Padua 1437/38–1496/97 Padua)

Date: 1470–80

Culture: Italian, Padua

Medium: Bronze with oil gilding of a later date

Dimensions: Overall (confirmed): H. 11 1/4 x W. 5 1/4 x D. 4 7/8 in. (28.6 x 13.3 x 12.4 cm)

Classification: Sculpture-Bronze

Credit Line: Gift of C. Ruxton Love Jr., 1964

Accession Number: 64.304.1


Bellano was a disciple of Donatello, whose famous bronze nude David (Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence) is strongly recalled here. The oil gilding is of a later date.