CELLINI, Benvenuto
(b. 1500, Firenze, d. 1571, Firenze)

Perseus with the Head of Medusa (detail)

1545-54
Marble and bronze
Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence

From 1548 Cellini was working on the elaborately carved marble base with its four bronze statuettes and relief. It was originally intended to complete the group with a smaller bronze relief to be placed behind the statue, but this seems never to have got beyond the wax model (untraced).

The photo shows the marble base with bronze statuettes.