Putto by Giambologna

One of the two big Puttos that embrace a dolphin, created in 1565 by Giambologna for the marble base of the fountain of the Neptune in Bologna, that he cast directly, with the help of the Florentine Zanobi Portigiani,  in a room of the near Palazzo Galvani.

 

Height: 47.2″

 

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.