Naiad by Giambologna
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.
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.