This sculpture is in perfect condition. Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:Height 15″ x Width 12″. Marble Dimensions: 6.5″ x 5.5″. Height without base: 14. Cellinis bronze sculpture of Perseus Beheading the Medusa was the defining masterpiece of the Florentine sculptors career. Much has been written about it but, of particular interest, is Michael Coles 1999 article, Cellinis Blood, in which he relates how this was the first major bronze sculpture cast in Florence for half a century. 1 The story goes that as Perseus slit the Medusas neck, the winged horse Pegasus sprang from her blood and flew up to Zeus in the heavens, thus becoming a symbol for poetic inspiration. In that sense the gushing blood, a notably new element in Cellinis conception, symbolizes creation and the creative process. The bronze sculpture was molded using the ancient method of lost-wax casting and finished with a brown patina tarnish. The sculpture is mounted upon a black variegated marble base with the artist Aldo. Virgin Islands, however, an additional charge may be required. The item “Hand Made INSANELY DETAILED BRONZE SIGNED ORIGINAL GIFT STATUE BY FIGURINE” is in sale since Sunday, February 11, 2018. This item is in the category “Art\Art Sculptures”. The seller is “you_got_a_gift” and is located in Mineola, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Material: Bronze
- Largest Dimension: 12in.-24in.
- Subject: Figures Nudes
- Original Reproduction: Original