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An equestrian monument built by the famous Giambologna depicting Cosimo I de´ Medici, first Grand duke of Tuscany. It was made in the similar fashion of the equestrian monuments of the ancient roman times.
Cosimo 1 was one of the Medicis and lived in the 16th century. He is behind the Uffizi buildings, they were offices to start with. He also finished Pitti Palace and created the Boboli Gardens.
The statue is from 1598 and was created by Giambologna.
This equestrian statue of Cosimo I de Medici, Grand Duke of Florence was commissioned by his son Ferdinando. It is located next to the Palazzo della Signoria in Florence. Cosimo I holds a military baton in his right hand and the bridle in his left....More
Powerful piece, it purports to depict the "ruler" of Florence who actually did rule through his power as a banker as well as being a political mover-and-shaker. We did not know he had a twin brother (Damian) who died shortly after birth. Touring with a...More
The bronze equestrian statue, from the end of the 16th century, was erected by Ferdinando I, Cosimo’s son, showing the second Duke of Florence on a horse with raised right leg, wearing the armor and holding a military baton. The statue is a work of...More
If it was a statue of Emmanuelle, it would have been full of pomp, but since it was of Cosimo I, it was done in a more simplistic style. It seems more natural and real. It’s in the heart of the piazza and you can’t...More
This grand statue of Cosimo I was done by by Giambologna in 1598 and resides in the Piazza della Signoria in Florence. It is in honour of Cosimo I de’ Medici who, at the age of 17, became head of the Florentine Republic in 1537...More