The Superintendence responsible for the Museums of Florence, together with the Museum of Orsanmichele, commissioned to Fonderia Artistica Ferdinando Marinelli the casting of posthumous Ghiberti’s ‘St. Matthew’ to replace the original statue, which was moved from the external niche of the Orsanmichele Church to the nearby museum. After a careful study, a mold on the original sculpture was realized and then cast in bronze.

  • Unveiling invitation
  • Preliminary study on the original to make the mould at the Orsanmichele Museum
  • Preliminary study on the original to make the mould at the Orsanmichele Museum
  • Preliminary study on the original to make the mould at the Orsanmichele Museum
  • Preliminary study on the original to make the mould at the Orsanmichele Museum
  • Preliminary study on the original to make the mould at the Orsanmichele Museum
  • Preliminary operations before the moulding execution at Orsanmichele Museum
  • Preliminary operations before the moulding execution at Orsanmichele Museum
  • Preliminary operations before the moulding execution at Orsanmichele Museum
  • Preliminary operations before the moulding execution at Orsanmichele Museum
  • Beginning of the silicon moulding phase at orsanmichele Museum
  • First layer of silicon for the mold applied at orsanmichele Museum
  • One of the wax retouched in the foundry
  • Connection of the bronze parts already finished
  • The patina stage starts
  • The unveiling
  • The unveiling
  • The unveiling