Benvenuto Cellini's sculpture depicts Perseus, one of the greatest heroes in Greek mythology. Renowned for beheading the only mortal Gorgon, Medusa, and using her severed head (capable of turning onlookers into stone) as a mighty weapon in his subsequent adventures. These famously include the slaying of the sea monster Cetus. This faithful reproduction is cast of oxolyte - a material comprised of the powdered marble residue of the quarry industry bonded with resin. Hand-finished by expert Tuscan artisans in a family-owned factory operating for over 40 years. A shiny alabaster finish with a marble base.
- Imported from Italy - Dimensions: 6.25 W x 14 H x 4 D inches - Item #: 1015731012
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