Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571) was an Italian sculptor and goldsmith working in the Mannerist style; author of an arrogant autobiography (begun in 1558).
Among his works are a graceful bronze Perseus 1545-1554 (Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence) and a magnificent gold salt cellar made for Francis I of France 1540-1543 (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna), topped by nude reclining figures.
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Benvenuto Cellini was an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, painter and writer.
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