Samson Fighting Two Philistines, Paul Heermann, c. 1700

Samson Fighting Two Philistines, Paul Heermann, c. 1700

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The Saxon court sculptor Paul Heermann spent a considerable period working in Italy. His sojourn there doubtless accounts for the realization of this ivory. The composition is a copy of a lost original design by Michelangelo, the popularity of which is evident from the number of small bronze versions of the subject.

On display in room 2.26

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