Giambologna was a sculpture who lived in 1529 – 1608 carved this magnificent statute located in Villa di Pratolino, a lovely garden, 12 km north of Florence, Italy.
The garden once included grottos and caves, mazes, and multiple water pipes and fountains that would spray visitors. Personally I think this statue might be the petrified remains of a fallen god. 🙂
The villa was built by the solitary Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany in part to please his Venetian mistress in 1580's. It passed through many hands over the years, including Grand Duke Ferdinand III before ending up being bought by the province of Florence who maintain the park and open it for public use from May until September.
Amazing! Thanks for sharing. Sort of like a miniature version of the Argonath from the Lord of the Rings. ? Lord of the Rings – The Argonath (with lyric)
In part to please his mistress? Ahuh, and what the heck was the other reason then?
+Amanda Blain ,this is breathtaking
hear that magsum…amazing work
Very nice. I wonder if there have been any movies featuring it.
Now that is cool! Like a ancient god waking up and coming out of the rock.
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What the :O
This is beautiful.
Hello ! Amanda.nice to meet you,
The great God ? pic
Oooooh!! somewhere new to add to my bucket list!
fallen gods are all this world is made of.
like as god Zues
that"s very amazing
ya i agree with ev;rybody
Thats is unbelievable sculpture.
she must have been something eh?
Can't tell from the perspective…how big is it?
that is one cool statue
Wonderful! The romance and beauty of Italy… 🙂
That is truly awe inspiring.
Dear lord, I hope that's not a Weeping Angel…
woah… pretty impressive…
what kind of photo is this
So Earthy love it !