The Loggia dei Lanzi on the Piazza della Signora in Florence is the high focus of a visit to this historical and magnificent city . Perseus holding Medusa’s head by Cellini is one of the bronze statues in that square and is a masterpiece of the Renaissance art.
Holding the head of Medusa that he has just cut, Perseus brandishes it high up and keep his eyes lowered to avoid her gaze still lethal. He has a well defined and bold muscular shape, showing a beautiful and a symmetrical face wearing an aquiline nose that is typically Italian. What you see is the real thing, unlike the David of Michelangelo in the same square, Cellini ‘s Perseus is in its original location and is not a replacement copy.