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


Bronze, height 75 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

This bronze model of Perseus was originally conceived as table fountain, presumably with the wine coming out of the Medusa's severed neck, thanks to a hydraulic mechanism creating a permanent flow.

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