NANO MORGANTE

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Small-scale reproduction of the statue of Nano Morgante, the most famous and popular of Cosimo I de ‘Medici’s court dwarves
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.

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Materials: resin and marble powder

Dimension

9,5 cm, 13 cm

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