A sculpture of Perseus with the head of Medusa by Benvenuto Cellini. Photographic postcard, 191-.

Date:
[between 1910 and 1919]
Reference:
2045502i
Part of:
The James Gardiner Collection.
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A sculpture of Perseus with the head of Medusa by Benvenuto Cellini. Photographic postcard, 191-. In copyright. Source: Wellcome Collection.

About this work

Description

Photograph of a bronze modello of the full-size sculpture depicting Perseus holding the head of the Medusa on a bronze plinth.

Publication/Creation

[Italy] : [publisher not identified], [between 1910 and 1919]

Physical description

1 photographic postcard ; 13.9 x 9 cm

Lettering

Firenze - Museo Nazionale - Perseo, modello in bronze del Cellini. 362. Lettering is printed in black ink on bottom recto.

Notes

The following description was provided by James Gardiner: "Postcard of Cellini's celebrated 'Perseus with the head of Medusa', a subject with great homo-erotic potential which has been much exploited, and popular with gay artists from Cellini himself (who was imprisoned for sodomy) into the twentieth century."
This work is untitled: the title has been supplied by the cataloguer.

Reference

Wellcome Collection 2045502i

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