Statue by Michelangelo David Artist Year 1501—1504 Medium Subject Biblical Dimensions 517 cm × 199 cm 17 ft × 6.
Legend claims that the fig leaf was created in response to 's shock upon first viewing the statue's nudity, and was hung on the figure prior to royal visits, using two strategically placed hooks.
The attack unfolded at the west end of the , near the headquarters of in the neighborhood of.
On May 24, 2012, two days before the attack, workers from the Miami Homeless Assistance Program discovered him and offered him the services of the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust.
These political overtones led to the statue being attacked twice in its early days.
His left hand holds a sling that is draped over his shoulder and down to his right hand, which holds the handle of the sling.
One group, led by and supported by Leonardo and , among others, believed that, due to the imperfections in the marble, the sculpture should be placed under the roof of the on ; the other group thought it should stand at the entrance to the Palazzo della Signoria, the city's town hall now known as.