Royal Academy celebrates thousands of years of bronze

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London's Royal Academy has been celebrating thousands of years of fine bronze sculpture in an exhibition of work by some of the world's greatest artists.

Andrew Graham-Dixon went on a tour of the show with gallery owner Danny Katz to look at some of the more unusual pieces including John the Baptist 1506 -11 which according to the catalogue is by Giovanni Francesco Rustici - although Danny Katz suggests the hand of Leonardo Da Vinci could also have had some considerable influence on the work.

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