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Bacchus

Artist:
Domenico Poggini (Italian, 1520–1590)
Date:
1554
Culture:
Italian, Florence
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 56 in. (142.2 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Bequest of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number:
41.190.269
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 534
This statue, the earliest signed and dated work by Poggini, is cited in an inventory of 1560 of the possessions of Duke Cosimo I de' Medici (1519–1574).
Signature: (Inscribed on base) DOMINICUS POGINUS FLORENT AURIFEX FACIEBAT MDLIIII (Made by the Florentine Goldsmith Domenico Poggini in 1554)
George and Florence Blumenthal
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