Braccio di Bartolo

Other names: Morgante


One of the Medici dwarves nicknamed 'Morgante', he came from Poggio Fornione in Bologna. Duke Cosimo de' Medici bequeathed a farm located in Arezzo to him.



T. Ghadessi. Portraits of Human Monsters in the Renaissance: Dwarves, Hirsutes, and Castrati as Idealized Anatomical Anomalies.  Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 2018.


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