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Plaquette - St Jerome

St Jerome

  • Object:

    Plaquette

  • Place of origin:

    Spain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1600 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilt brass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr W. L. Hildburgh FSA

  • Museum number:

    A.32-1925

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This plaquette, probably made in Spain in about 1600, represents St. Jerome praying in the wilderness. His cardinal's hat hangs on a tree behind him, and the lion he healed is depicted in the foreground.

Physical description

Gilt brass plaquette of St. Jerome. St Jerome is praying in the wilderness; his cardinal's hat hangs on a tree behind him, and the lion he healed is depicted in the foreground.

Place of Origin

Spain (made)

Date

ca. 1600 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gilt brass

Dimensions

Height: 103 mm, Width: 72 mm

Descriptive line

Gilt brass plaquette of St. Jerome, Spain, ca. 1600

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Cf. Bange, E. F. ed. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Beschreibung der Bildwerke der christlichen Epoche. Dritte Auflage. Zweiter Band. Die Italienischen Bronzen der Renaissance und des Barock. Zweiter Teil: Reliefs und Plaketten. Berlin und Leipzig, 1922. no. 1054.
Cf. Braun, E. W. Archiv für Medaillen- und Plakettenkunde. III, 1921. no. 6.
Cf. Costilla, Manuel Aullo. Ensayo de un Catálogo de Plaquetas o Bronces Religiosos Españoles. Arte Español. XVI, 1946-7. pl. IV:20.
Cf. Weber, Ingrid. Deutsche, Niederländische und Französische Renaissanceplaketten. Herstellung: F. Bruckmann KG, München, 1975. pl. 296. no. 1041, 2.

Subjects depicted

Cardinal's hat; Lions (animals)

Categories

Sculpture; Christianity; Coins & Medals

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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