Pearwood | 1000 x 640 x 300mm | c. 1690-1710

circle of Giovanni Battista Foggini; Unknown

Italian reliquary pearwood bust of Galileo, the Pisan-born experimental natural philosopher and astronomer. He is shown head, shoulders and upper torso, in old age and slightly larger than life, looking to his left and dressed in a robe with a fur co...
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