Crouching Boy

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Crouching Boy
Italian: Ragazzo accovacciato
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Artist Michelangelo
Year c. 1530 - 1534
Type Marble
Dimensions 54 cm (21 in)
Location Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg

Crouching Boy is a sculpture of the great Renaissance Italian painter and sculptor Michelangelo, preserved today at the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, it is the only work by Michelangelo in the Hermitage Museum.


The Crouching Boy is a 54 cm marble sculpture and shows a boy, naked and turned in on himself, perhaps pulling out a thorn from his foot. Even if the statue is not well finished, facial features, hair and body shapes are easily recognizable.

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