NANO MORGANTE LUCKY CHARM – ALABASTER BASE

90,00

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 bronzed resin, with marble base.
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

Material: Resin, marble dust and alabaster. Alabaster base.
Size: cm 20
Weight: kg 1,75

Craftsman: Egregia di A. Giannelli srl
Manufactured entirely in Volterra, Tuscany, in stone reconstructed from marble dust and alabaster – a noble material typical of the area. The statues are initially produced using moulds prepared manually by experts in the field, and then finished one by one by the company’s master craftsmen. The work includes chiselling, polishing and application of the external patina.

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