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This is David - as in "and Goliath" - preparing to throw his stone. The sculpture is by Bernini, and housed at the Borghese Gallery in Rome. Not my photo. It was unusual in the period for implied motion, tension, and a less-than-perfect facial expression. He stands over his discarded armour that he didn't feel comfortable wearing. It's a truly amazing sculpture.

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