Perseus with the Head of Medusa
A stunning bronze sculpture by Benvenuto Cellini located in the Loggia dei Lanzi. Tune in to listen to Andrew Graham-Dixon’s story about Medusa. Who was she? How did she become this horrifying monster who turned to stone anyone who looked at her? How did the famous Greek hero Perseus defeat her? And what was the political message of this sculpture for the citizens of the Florentine Republic?