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Michelangelo's Lorenzo II de Medici, Duke of Urbino's Tomb, New Sacristy in Florence

Sculpture - Carrara marble (650 x 470 cm) 1524-1534

Michelangelo, Dawn, Dusk and Lorenzo de Medici Duc of Urbino's Tomb, New Sacristy Medici in Florence
Lorenzo de Medici II's Tomb
Lorenzo II de Medici, Duke of Urbino (1492-1519), was the son of Peter II de Medici, the grandson of Lorenzo the Magnificent, and the father of Catherine de Medici.

He died young, at 26 years old, and this disappearance at the age at which he would have had glory and wealth is translated here by Michelangelo through the theme of time that consumes everything.

Michelangelo represented the Duke in an attitude of reflection and meditation.

In contrast, on the opposite wall of the sacristy, Duke Giuliano de Medici symbolizes action through his willful and imperious attitude.

As the Duke of Nemours, Duke Lorenzo de Medici, is in military dress, seated and ready for action.

Michelangelo, Lorenzo II de Medici Duc of Urbino's Tomb, New Sacristy Medici in Florence
Lorenzo II Medici's Tomb
Its lion head helmet is reminiscent of Etruscan art and represents strength and courage.

Under his elbow, a cassette containing money symbolizes parsimony.

He also holds a handkerchief in his left hand.

Some saw it as an allusion by Michelangelo to the destruction of his bronze statue of Giuliano II, which was melted into cannons.

They are warriors, leaders of men, heads of state ready for action, but action reasoned, prepared, thought out, justified for the good of their subjects.

They represent the idea of protective and enlightened leaders.

Together, they show the different basic temperaments of man.

Michelangelo, Dawn, Dusk and Lorenzo de Medici Duc of Urbino's Tomb, New Sacristy Medici in Florence
Lorenzo de Medici II's Tomb
Michelangelo, Dawn, Dusk and Lorenzo de Medici Duc of Urbino's Tomb, New Sacristy Medici in Florence
Lorenzo de Medici II's Tomb
Michelangelo, Dawn, Dusk and Lorenzo de Medici Duc of Urbino's Tomb, New Sacristy Medici in Florence
Lorenzo de Medici II's Tomb
Michelangelo, Dawn, Dusk and Lorenzo de Medici Duc of Urbino's Tomb, New Sacristy Medici in Florence
Lorenzo de Medici II's Tomb
Michelangelo, Dawn, Dusk and Lorenzo de Medici Duc of Urbino's Tomb, New Sacristy Medici in Florence
Lorenzo de Medici II's Tomb
Michelangelo, Dawn, Dusk and Lorenzo de Medici Duc of Urbino's Tomb, New Sacristy Medici in Florence
Lorenzo de Medici II's Tomb
Michelangelo, Dawn, Dusk and Lorenzo de Medici Duc of Urbino's Tomb, New Sacristy Medici in Florence
Lorenzo de Medici II's Tomb
Michelangelo, Dawn, Dusk and Lorenzo de Medici Duc of Urbino's Tomb, New Sacristy Medici in Florence
Lorenzo de Medici II's Tomb
Michelangelo, Lorenzo II de Medici Duc of Urbino's Tomb, New Sacristy Medici in Florence
Lorenzo II Medici's Tomb
Michelangelo, Lorenzo II de Medici Duc of Urbino's Tomb, New Sacristy Medici in Florence
Lorenzo II Medici's Tomb
Michelangelo, Lorenzo II de Medici Duc of Urbino's Tomb, New Sacristy Medici in Florence
Lorenzo II Medici's Tomb
Michelangelo, Lorenzo II de Medici Duc of Urbino's Tomb, New Sacristy Medici in Florence
Lorenzo II Medici's Tomb
Michelangelo, Lorenzo II de Medici Duc of Urbino's Tomb, New Sacristy Medici in Florence
Lorenzo II Medici's Tomb
Michelangelo, Lorenzo II de Medici Duc of Urbino's Tomb, New Sacristy Medici in Florence
Lorenzo II Medici's Tomb
Michelangelo, Lorenzo II de Medici Duc of Urbino's Tomb, New Sacristy Medici in Florence
Lorenzo II Medici's Tomb
Michelangelo, Lorenzo II de Medici Duc of Urbino's Tomb, New Sacristy Medici in Florence
Lorenzo II Medici's Tomb
Michelangelo, Lorenzo II de Medici Duc of Urbino's Tomb, New Sacristy Medici in Florence
Lorenzo II Medici's Tomb
Michelangelo, Lorenzo II de Medici Duc of Urbino's Tomb, New Sacristy Medici in Florence
Lorenzo II Medici's Tomb
Michelangelo, Lorenzo II de Medici Duc of Urbino's Tomb, New Sacristy Medici in Florence
Lorenzo II Medici's Tomb
Michelangelo, Lorenzo II de Medici Duc of Urbino's Tomb, New Sacristy Medici in Florence
Lorenzo II Medici's Tomb
Michelangelo, Lorenzo II de Medici Duc of Urbino's Tomb, New Sacristy Medici in Florence
Lorenzo II Medici's Tomb
Michelangelo, Lorenzo II de Medici Duc of Urbino's Tomb, New Sacristy Medici in Florence
Lorenzo II Medici's Tomb
Michelangelo, Lorenzo II de Medici Duc of Urbino's Tomb, New Sacristy Medici in Florence
Lorenzo II Medici's Tomb
Michelangelo, Lorenzo II de Medici Duc of Urbino's Tomb, New Sacristy Medici in Florence
Lorenzo II Medici's Tomb

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