Neptune by Giambologna

In 1564 Pope Pio IV wanted to enlarge the Piazza Maggiore in Bologna and he asked Giambologna to create the monumental bronze sculpture of Neptune to put it in the center of a big new fountain, placed in the exact point that was the center of the antique Roman town. Is an incredible example of Italian Mannerism.

See the Sketch

 

Height: 149.6″ at the trident

 

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.