Michelangelo was only 26 years old in 1501, but he was already the most famous and best paid artist in his days. He accepted the challenge with enthusiasm to sculpt a large scale David and worked constantly for over two years to create one of his most breathtaking masterpieces of gleaming white marble.
Called a fustibal, or staff-sling, the weapon was used to throw stones. ... Of these, only the latter is represented in Michelangelo's sculpture, as David holds the pouch of the sling in his left hand, above his shoulder.Nov 19, 2010
David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created in marble between 1501 and 1504 by Michelangelo. David is a 5.17-metre (17.0 ft) marble statue of a standing male nude.
Circumcision was different in the time of David and is actually correctly noted in the statue with just the tip of the foreskin removed. It wouldn't become a more common practice to completely remove the skin until roman times. Michelangelo, by all accounts, is accurate to David's time.