Bacchus by Giambologna
The Bacchus is an early work by Giambologna made between 1560 and 1565 that was affected, in style, the influence of Benvenuto Cellini. Such is the stylistic mark (probably suggested by Bernardo Vecchietti, his mentor and protector) that in 1838, when he was placed in Borgo S. Jacopo, the Bacchus was considered the work of a pupil of Cellini. The bronze was saved by a bombardment of the German occupation forces during World War II and was relocated in Borgo S. Jacopo in the niche, rebuilt by Tiezzi, in 1958. The City has commissioned a replica to the Marinelli Foundry which since 2006 has taken the place of the original Bacchus (exhibited at the Museum of the Bargello).
All the Classical and Renaissance art executed by the Marinelli Foundry is created through moulds made directly on the original Works of Art at the beginning of the last century. These original moulds are owned by and a part of the Ferdinando Marinelli Artistic Foundry heritage.