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Medal - Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    late 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    664-1865

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a bronze medal made in the late 15th century in Italy. The obverse of this medal represents the head of Christ and an inscription 'YHS.XPS.SALVATOR MUNDI.' The reverse shows a Latin inscription.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

late 15th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'YHS.XPS.Salvator mundi'

Dimensions

Diameter: 8.57 cm

Object history note

Bought from the Soulages Collection in 1865, for £3.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze cast and chased, with head of Christ and a Latin inscription, Italian, late 15th century

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

Inventory of Art Objects acquired in the Year 1865. Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol. 1. London : Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 36
Robinson, John Charles. Catalogue of the Soulages Collection. London: Chapman & Hall, 1856, p. 139

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Casting; Chasing

Categories

Coins & Medals; Religion; Christianity

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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