Naiad with shield

 

Giambologna
Lost-wax casting of bronze statuary sculpture molded from the original by Fonderia Artistica Ferdinando Marinelli
Work in a limited edition
Original size sculpture (7′ 6.6″)
 
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Description

The Naiads, pagan nymph of water, have been created in bronze by Giambologna between 1560 and 1565 for the Neptune fountain in Signoria Square of Florence ordered by Cosimo I de’ Medici. They are one of the most important and beautiful example of the Italian Mannerism.
The Naiad leans on a sturgeon and keeps in her hand a shield on which is sculpt as a bas relief the Leghorn port.
The mold used to execute the bronze work using the lost-wax casting process was produced directly in Florence in 1938 by Ferdinando Marinelli Sr., and is currently in the collection of the Fonderia Artistica Ferdinando Marinelli

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Dimensions 230 x 95 x 230 cm
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