To inaugurate the restoration of  Donatello’s ‘David’, the Bargello National Museum requested from Marinelli Foundry an identical cast gilded as on the original (now largely lost) to be exhibited in the museum together with the original David.


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  • Bargello, the original David in front and on the back the gilded Marinelli replica
  • The Marinelli replica gilded as it was in ancient time
  • Bargello, the Marinelli replica
  • Bargello, the Marinelli replica
  • The David in the Foundry during the gilding stage
  • The David in the Foundry during the gold leaf gilding
  • The photo-shoot at the Foundry