Pope Alexander VII (Fabio Chigi, 1599–1667; reigned 1655–67)

Melchiorre Cafà Maltese
Cast by Giovanni Piscina

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 550

This bust was cast at the Vatican foundry, probably by Giovanni Artusa da Piscina, after a model by Cafà.

Pope Alexander VII (Fabio Chigi, 1599–1667; reigned 1655–67), Melchiorre Cafà (Maltese, 1638–1667), Bronze, Italian, Rome

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