Etruscan Chimera

Is probably the most well known Etruscan bronze, in fact is exhibited at the Archeological Museum of Florence with the inventory number 1. It has been cast in lost wax bronze in the IV century b.C., and was found digging out of Arezzo in 1533. Giorgio Vasari permitted Cosimo I de’ Medici to have it.

 

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Measures: height 33.8″ – base 15.7″ x 43.3″

 

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.