1500 – 1600
End of the Renaissance and the Reformation

Cellini's Perseus


Benvenuto Cellini, Perseus with the Head of Medusa, bronze, c. 1554
(Loggia dei Lanzi, Piazza della Signoria, Florence)

Speakers: Dr. David Drogin, Dr. Beth Harris

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Where and When

Cellini
Florence, Italy
1545-54

Check this out as well

The myth of Perseus from the Encyclopedia Mythica

Michael Cole, "Cellini's Blood," Art Bulletin, June 1999

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