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How David shrank as he faced Goliath

How David shrank as he faced Goliath (Guardian)

I can’t honestly say that this is one of the ‘great mysteries’ of art that I’ve ever pondered at any length (what is it with me and puns lately?), but it’s good to know that it’s finally been solved, I guess. Or, at least, that a likely hypothesis has been found.

But the remaining mystery is, I think, rather more interesting:

Now we all know why he is rather less substantial in one area than might have been expected, just one great puzzle remains: why, since David was Jewish, did Michelangelo sculpt him uncircumcised?

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