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The bronze sculpture in Piazza della Libertà in Vinci reproduces on a smaller scale the horse that Leonardo had designed for an equestrian monument commissioned by Ludovico il Moro in honor of his father, first Duke of Milan, Francesco Sforza. Leonardo made the preparatory drawings and the clay model of the large equestrian statue without being able to complete the work. Vinci's horse is a two-meter sculpture by the Japanese artist Nina Akamu and it is one of a group of bronzes made to pay tribute to the Vinci' Genius. This is a contemporary art project by the American Charles Dent, who in the '90 founded the 'Leonardo da Vinci's Horse Inc' society in order to give shape to Leonardo's great sculptural drawing. In addition to the one donated by the 'Leonardo da Vinci's Horse Inc' to the city of Vinci, there are others donated to the city of Milan, to the Frederik Maijer artistic gardens (Michigan) and to the Baum School of Art in Allentown, Pennsylvania.