Letters: What David wore

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From Mr Geoffrey Hinton

Sir: Martin Goldenberg (letter, 27 July) is, of course, right that Michelangelo's David is uncircumcised and that, therefore, a gift of replica to Jerusalem would inevitably be shunned.

However, the report (22 July) that Jerusalem seems likely to accept a replica of Andrea del Verrocchio's David seems odd. Although it is clothed, the skirt and shoulder straps are decorated explicitly with inappropriate Cufic arabic writing, rather than Hebrew.

Yours faithfully,

Geoffrey Hinton

Oxford

31 July

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