Pietro Balestra (sculptor)
Pietro Balestra (c.1672–after 1729) was an Italian sculptor of the late-Baroque period. He was born in Siena, and was best known for his work in marble in Dresden, including a Meleager slaying the Calydonian Boar; Venus and Cupid, and Boreas and the Rape of Orithyia.
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