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John VIII Paleologus

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    after 1438-1439 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pisanello (designer)
    Elkington & Co. (casters (people))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Electrotype

  • Museum number:

    REPRO.1867-51

  • Gallery location:

    Sculpture, Room 111, The Gilbert Bayes Gallery, case DR13

This is an electrotype reproduction taken from an original medal, for an example see inv.no. 7711-1863. On one side of the medal the emperor is celebrated as a good Christian. His favourite pastimes are riding and hunting, yet he is also devout and pauses to pray at a wayside cross. Pisanello was a court artist and makes a claim for his own status with an inscription in Latin and Greek, ‘The work of Pisano the painter’.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

after 1438-1439 (made)

Artist/maker

Pisanello (designer)
Elkington & Co. (casters (people))

Materials and Techniques

Electrotype

Descriptive line

Medal, electrotype, after Pisanello by Elkington

Techniques

Electrotype

Categories

Coins & Medals; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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