Michelangelo's SlavesMichelangelo, The Slaves (commonly referred to as the Dying Slave and the
Rebellious Slave), marble, 2.09 m high, 1513-15 (Musée du Louvre, Paris)
Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker
Usually considered unfinished, these sculptures were originally intended for
the tomb of Pope Julius II. According to the Louvre, the artist gave the marbles
to Roberto Strozzi who presented them to the King of France.