Perseus with the head of Medusa.

Antonio Canova (1757—1822).
Marble. 1801.
Inv. No. 969.

Rome, Vatican Museums, Pius-Clementine Museum, Octagonal Court, Perseus Cabinet, 3
(Musei Vaticani, Museo Pio-Clementino)

Description:
When Napoleon took the most important works of the museum to Paris, Pius VII bought three of Antonio Canova’s statues (made around 1800), and exhibited them here. [Perseus with head of Medusa, Kreugas and Damoxenos — S.S.]
Credits:
© 2005. Photo: S. Sosnovskiy.
© 1986 Text: Guide to the Vatican: Museums and City. Pontifical Monuments, Museums and Galleries. Tipografia Vaticana, p. 43.
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