PERSEUS WITH THE HEAD OF MEDUSA – MARBLE BASE

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Reproduction of the famous bronze statue by Benvenuto Cellini, representing Perseus holding the head of Medusa.
Handcrafted product made in Tuscany in bronzed resin, with marble base.
The statue is to be found under the Loggia dei Lanzi, which is part of the Gallerie degli Uffizi.

Completed in 1554, almost ten years after the start of the undertaking, Benvenuto Cellini’s Perseus with the Head of Medusa is one of the most famous Mannerist works. The subject depicts the hero of the myth after decapitating Medusa, whose head he holds in one hand. The curious story of the work is told by the artist himself in his memoirs: not having the necessary funds to complete a bronze statue of such dimensions, Cellini ended up melting down all the tinware he owned. The statue probably also had a political significance: commissioned by Grand Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici, it is said to represent his break with the Republican era, represented by Medusa and the snakes emerging from her body.

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Materials: resin and marble powder, marble base

Dimension

14 cm, 22 cm

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