The public will get a chance to see the mold and original bronze cast of Leonardo da Vinci's Horse and Rider as it will be unveiled at Da Vinci - The Genius.
Beginning Tuesday, the piece will be on display at The Venetian's Imagine Exhibitions Gallery.
Created more than 500 years ago from a block of solid beeswax, the model was an early step in an apparently unfinished sculpture-casting process, kept safe following da Vinci's death in 1519.
In the late 1900s, a mold and bronze cast were created from the delicate wax sculpture to preserve da Vinci's work and intent as the beeswax began to deteriorate.
The Horse and Rider has been authenticated by Dr. Carlo Pedretti.
A limited edition of the sculpture also will be available for purchase at Da Vinci - The Genius.
The exhibition will be on display through Oct. 15.
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