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The Gallant Statue (commonly known as Michaelangelo's David in the real world) is a sculpture first introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Sculpted by the acclaimed Italian artist Michaelangelo between 1501 and 1504 - during the Renaissance - it is a seventeen foot tall marble statue of David, a Biblical hero and a favored subject of art in Florence. David is depicted standing nude, posed in the contrapposto posture.
Originally commissioned as one of a series of statues of prophets to be positioned along the roofline of the east end of Florence Cathedral, the statue was instead placed in a public square outside the Palazzo della Signoria, the seat of civic government in Florence, where it was unveiled on 8 September 1504.
In New Horizons
- Cannot be sold if it's a forgery.
In New Leaf, if there is cloth hanging down his right shoulder, it is fake. If his right shoulder is bare, it is genuine.
In New Horizons, the forged statue holds a tome between his arm and waist, while the genuine statue does not.
- The Gallant Statue is the only statue so far to make an appearance in the mobile game, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.