Valerio Cioli

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Valerio Cioli (or Cigoli or Giogoli) (1529–1599) was an Italian sculptor

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His most famous work is the Fontana del Bacchino in the Giardino di Boboli, near the entrance to piazza Pitti in Florence. It shows a dwarf at the court of Cosimo I, ironically nicknamed Morgante (the giant of the poem Morgante by Luigi Pulci), portrayed nuded and sitting on a tortoise like a drunken Bacchus. Two more of Cioli's works (collaborations with Giovanni Simone Cioli) are to be found in the giardino di Boboli - the Uomo che vanga (digging man) and the Uomo che scarica il secchio in un tino (man emptying a bucket into a vat).

Other works of his include a Satyr with a flask in the Museo del Bargello and sculptures of personifications of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture on the tomb of Michelangelo Buonarroti in the basilica of Santa Croce.

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