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

Alessandro de' Medici

1535
Struck silver testoon, diameter 3 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

Benvenuto Cellini probably relied on a profile drawing by Pontormo. Most prominent in both the drawing and the testoon is the duke's very curly hair.




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