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David Slinging
David Slinging
David Slinging
David Slinging
David Slinging
David Slinging
David Slinging
David Slinging

Photo credit: Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

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The statuette represents the biblical figure David, a shepherd boy who killed the giant Goliath with a stone thrown from a sling. The statuette appears in the 1877 Coalbrookdale Company catalogue (No. 155). Described as 'David slinging', the price list shows the figure priced at £13 4s. Originally the statuette had a staff at its feet. A version was exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron







H 67 x W 47 x D 50 cm

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gift from Glynwed Limited

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Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

Coach Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shropshire TF8 7DQ England

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