Newsflash: Famous Renaissance Florentine Statue "Big Whitey" Loses Hand - News in English - Famous Florence statue loses a hand

Terrible shame though it is... to tell the truth, "Big Whitey" by sixteenth-century sculptor Bartolomeo Ammannati was never the most appreciated statue in the piazza. According to
Frommer's, "Michelangelo, to whom many a Renaissance quip is attributed, took one look at it and shook his head, moaning 'Ammannato, Ammannato, what a beautiful piece of marble you've ruined" [rovinato] !!

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