Donatello's David shines after laser clean-up

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Laser technology has revealed that Donatello's David, one of the most important statues of the Italian Renaissance, was once decorated with gold leaf.

The priceless piece, created by the artist in the 1440s, is being given its first facelift in more than 100 years at Florence's Bargello Museum.

The work has been opened to the public, who can watch the restorers using a medical-grade laser to clean off the residue that has built up on the statue, which was the first free-standing nude bronze to have been created since classical times.

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