Giambologna (1524/1529-1608) | Artist
This exquisite small bronze came to Dresden as personal gift given by Giambologna to Christian I in 1587. Depicted as heroic nude, armed only with a sword (his right hand holds the grip of the lost weapon), the god of war commands respect through his domineering posture, thus appearing as a symbol of masculinity and monarchical sovereignty. The statuette is the earliest documented cast of the model. It was restituted to the Wettin family in 1924 and was re-acquired in 2018.
- Material & Technique
- before 1587
- Inventory number
- Inv. 1765 Bl. 095 Nr. 176