The sculpture, originally meant for the funeral monument of pope Giulius II Della Rovere, was donated to Duke Cosimo I de' Medici in 1564, after Michelangelo's death, by his nephew Leonardo. The statue was therefore placed in the Sala grande of Palazzo Vecchio and is identified with an allegory of Victory, a symbol of the recent conquest of Siena by Florence. Photo: Simone Lampredi


  • Title: The Genie of Victory
  • Date Created: 1532/1534
  • Theme: allegorical subject
  • Sculptor: Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Physical Dimensions: w110 x h260 x d90 cm (without pedestal)
  • Period: Mannerism
  • Original title: Il Genio della Vittoria
  • Type: sculpture
  • Rights: Comune di Firenze, Comune di Firenze

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