One of the Victoria and Albert Museum's many attractions is the cast of Michelangelo's
David. Towering at 6 meters in length (≈ 20 ft) it "casts" an imposing figure. Sadly the room is
painted in a ghastly orange color. The story goes that when Queen Victoria, to whom the
statue was given by the Grand Duke of Tuscany in 1857, first saw the statue she was so
shocked by its nudity that a fig leaf (see below) was soon designed to be fitted over David's
bits and bobs during royal visits.
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