NANO MORGANTE LUCKY CHARM

4.600,00

Small-scale reproduction of the statue of Nano Morgante, the most famous and popular of Cosimo I de ‘Medici’s court dwarves.
Handcrafted product made in Tuscany in lost wax bronze casting.
The original statue is to be found inside the Giardino di Boboli.

Dating to 1560, the Fountain of Bacchino – or Nano Morgante – is now found in the Boboli Gardens. An example of Mannerist sculpture, it is characterised by an almost grotesque style. It is a portrait of the court dwarf of Cosimo I de’ Medici, known as ‘Braccio di Bartolo’ or ‘Morgante’, and sculpted here by Valerio Cioli. Thanks to the tenderness the subject inspires, perhaps because of the association between Morgante’s well-fed physique and the notion of abundance, this statue is seen today as a good luck charm.

Availability: In stock

Height: cm 38
Weight: kg 8,7
Material and finishing: lost wax bronze casting, green patina
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Craftsman: Fonderia Artistica Marinelli
An undisputed Florentine excellence, the Foundry is heir to a tradition that has been handed down from master to apprentice since the 16th century. Known for its faithful bronze replicas of Renaissance originals, now placed also in the city’s squares and streets, Fonderia Marinelli’s selection also includes small-scale replicas of sculptures from the Uffizi Galleries and under the Loggia dei Lanzi. All the subjects are bronze castings with different patinas and are placed on marble and bronze bases.

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