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

Base of the statue of Perseus: Danaë

1545-54
Bronze
Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence

Out of the sides of the pedestal of Perseus are hollowed four niches in which stand bronze statuettes of Mercury, Danaë, Jupiter and Minerva.

The picture shows the statuette of Danaë with her son Perseus.