|Cellini's Salt Cellar created for Francis I of France, 1539-43.|
|Benvenuto Cellini |
Self-portrait, 1555-65, during
the years after he'd settled down.
|Campidoglio, as Cellini would have encountered it atop the |
Capitoline Hill in Rome during the early 1500s before
Michelangelo went to work on it.
|The Sack of Rome 1527, 17th-century, Johannes Lingelbach.|
|Ganymede on the Eagle, 1548-50, Benvenuto Cellini|
|Mercury, 1545-53, |
|Nymph of Fontainebleau, 1542, Benvenuto Cellini, the only surviving part of |
what once was the Golden Gate for the Château de Fontainebleau.
|Perseus with the Head of Medusa, 1545, Benvenuto Cellini|
|Crucifix, 1562, Benvenuto Cellini|
|An artist whose life may well be more interesting and colorful than his art.|