BANDINELLI, Baccio
(b. 1493, Firenze, d. 1560, Firenze)

Orpheus

c. 1519
Marble, height c. 200 cm
Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence

The marble sculpture portrays Orpheus enchanting with his song the three-headed dog Cerberus, the guardian of the underworld. The nude figure stands on a pedestal made by Benedetto da Rovezzano and Simone Mosca.