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List of famous Renaissance sculptures, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The Renaissance period was a cultural awakening in the art world, so it's no surprise it produced some of the most historic sculptures in the history of the world. The works of art listed below are some of the most popular Renaissance sculptures, so most of the artist's names who created these works will be very recognizable. Renowned sculptures from the Renaissance period are showcased in museums all around the world, so save yourself an expensive vacation by simply scrolling through this list.

This list features pieces like Moses and Slaves. Featuring works from Italian sculptors and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, “What are the most famous Renaissance sculptures?” and “What are examples of Renaissance sculptures?”
Cristo della Minerva is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Renaissance Sculptures
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The Cristo della Minerva, also known as Christ the Redeemer, Christ Carrying the Cross or the Risen Christ, is a marble sculpture by the Italian High Renaissance master Michelangelo Buonarroti, finished in 1521. It is in the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva in Rome, to the left of the main ...more

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Artist: Michelangelo

Subject: Jesus Christ

Art Form: Sculpture

Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance

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David is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Renaissance Sculptures
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David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created between 1501 and 1504, by Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet Michelangelo. It is a 4.34-metre, 5.17-metre with the base marble statue of a standing male nude. The statue represents the Biblical hero David, a favoured subject in the art ...more

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Artist: Michelangelo

Subject: David

Art Form: Sculpture

Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance

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Hercules and Cacus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Renaissance Sculptures
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Hercules and Cacus is a white sculpture to the right of the entrance of the Palazzo Vecchio in the Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy. This work by the Florentine artist Baccio Bandinelli was commissioned as a pendant to David, which had been commissioned by the republican counsel of Florence, ...more

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Artist: Bartolommeo Bandinelli

Subject: Cacus, Heracles, Hercules

Art Form: Sculpture

Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance

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Judith and Holofernes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Renaissance Sculptures
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The bronze sculpture Judith and Holofernes, created by Donatello at the end of his career, can be seen in the Hall of Lilies, in the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy. A copy stands in one of the sculpture's original positions on the Piazza della Signoria, in front of the Palazzo Vecchio. It depicts ...more

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Artist: Donatello

Subject: Holofernes

Art Form: Sculpture

Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance

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