Etruscan Minerva

The bronze masterpiece was discovered in pieces in 1541, in the garden of the San Lorenzo Church in Arezzo. In 1551 was bought by Cosimo I de’ Medici that made it restored to keep it in his studio. Then in 1782 it was taken at the Uffizi Gallery, and in 1890 to the Archeological Museum of Florence.
Is a beautiful example of  Etruscan lost wax casting or probably a Roman copy of the I century b.C. of it.

 

height: 61″

 

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.