This work is
inspired by Bernini's marble statue of the same subject which stands
in the Vatican.
Although some believe it to have been cast after a modello by Bernini,
it is more likely to be the work of a later sculptor, such as the Florentine Giovanni Battista Foggini who studied in Rome between
1673 and 1676.
There are a number of notable differences between this work and
the marble Bernini statue which result in a less monumental image.
This suggests the statue may have been intended for a less grand
purpose, perhaps as a diplomatic gift.