The great classical bronze is also among the first statues from Antiquity of which bronze reductions were made, from the Renaissance onwards. The first was executed by Filarete (now in Dresden), dedicated to Piero de' Medici in 1465.
F. Haskell and N. Penny, Taste and the Antique. The Lure of Classical Sculpture, New Haven/ London, 1981, pp. 252-5
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