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Carlo Marcellini, Bust of Galileo Galilei


Carlo Marcellini (1644-1713)
Bust of Galileo Galilei, 1674-1677
Florence, Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza

Galileo clutches to his chest, in his right hand, two of the instruments that symbolise his dedication to science: the geometric and military sector, and the telescope. The bust was commissioned by Cosimo III de' Medici.