2318 T-3. Discovered 1977 Oct. 16 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named for Donato di Nivolo di Betto Bardi, generally known as Donatello (c. 1386-1466), a great Italian sculptor. His work in the Early Renaissance style had much influence on following generations of Italian artists. His statues and reliefs are done in marble, terracotta and wood. His statue of Gattamelata was the first equestrian statue since the antique statue of Hadrian {see planet (7446)}. Most of his work is found in Florence and Siena. (M 26764)

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