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Piazza Duomo

Il Gigante (Andrea Doria nelle vesti di Nettuno)

The Giant (Andrea Doria as Neptune)

Andrea Doria
1466 - 1560 Italian condottiero and admiral of the Republic of Genoa
Baccio Bandinelli
16th century

Carrara /  Il Gigante (Andrea Doria nelle vesti di Nettuno)   Carrara /  Il Gigante (Andrea Doria nelle vesti di Nettuno)


Marble statue of giant, standing on two dolphins. It is an unfinished statue representing Andrea Doria in the likeness of Neptune, performed by the Florentine sculptor Baccio Bandinelli. The abandoned statue at the level of 'sketch' was used in 1563 by Alberico I Cybo-Malaspina, marquis of Carrara, to embellish the Cathedral Square.


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  • Country: Italy
  • Admiral
  • Bandinelli, Baccio
  • Dolphin
  • Doria, Andrea
  • Fountain
  • Giant/Giantess
  • Neptune / Poseidon
  • Location (N 44°4'47" - E 10°5'58")

    Item Code: itto129; Photograph: 15 May 2017
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