Materials: resin and marble powder
NANO MORGANTE LUCKY CHARM
Small-scale reproduction of the statue of Nano Morgante, the most famous and popular of Cosimo I de ‘Medici’s court dwarves.
Produced in white resin and marble powder, made in Tuscany and finished by hand.
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.