Giovanni Battista Caccini / Phalaris and the Bull of Perillus / 1590/1600Giovanni Battista Caccini
Phalaris and the Bull of Perillus

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Creator Name: Caccini, Giovanni Battista
Creator Qualifier: Attributed to
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Italian; 1556-1612
Creator Name-CRT: Giovanni Battista Caccini
Title: Phalaris and the Bull of Perillus
Title Type: preferred
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1590
Creation End Date: 1600
Creation Date: 1590/1600
Creation Place: Europe,Italy
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Relief
Materials and Techniques: Terracotta with traces of pigment
Dimensions: 27 x 34 1/2 in. (68.6 x 87.6 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1968.316
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Kate S. Buckingham Fund
Subject Description: The classical subject is the cautionary tale of the sculptor Perillus, who offered to make a bronze bull in which the tyrant Phalaris could roast his enemies, and who was rewarded by being the contraption's first victim.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1968.316
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 2000

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