Benvenuto Cellini was a human man.


Benvenuto Cellini was a famous Italian sculptor from the 16th century. He was interested in spiritism and the supernatural, and paid a supposed sorcerer to make a ghost manifest before him, at midnight, in the Coliseum Ruins in Rome. Through the use of a magic-lantern, the charlatan did make a ghastly face appear, and, satisfied, Cellini paid him in gold as agreed.

Behind the scenesEdit

Benvenuto Cellini first appeared in flashbacks in the 1957 story Mickey Mouse in Magic Land.

Naturally, Heron was a genuine historical figure, and not only a sculptor but also a goldsmith, a painter, a writer, a musician and a soldier. The truthfulness of the ghost anecdote related in Magic Land is, however, unknown.

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