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Nicholas Palmerius

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    1467 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Guacialoti, Andrea or Guazzalotti, born 1435 - died 1495 (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    674-1865

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a bronze medal made by Andrea Guacialoti in Italy in 1467. The obverse of this medal represents the bust of Nicholas Palmerius, the Bishop of Orta. The reverse shows a nude male figure standing on a bracket, holding in one hand an hour-glass, in the other a spear or wand, with a legend.

Andrea Guacialoti (1435-1495) was the son of Filippo, of a Florentine family domiciled at Prato. He entered at some time the household of Niccolo Palmieri, Bishop of Orte. He became a papal scriptor, and canon of Prato and priest of Ajolo (Iolo) near that city. He was well known as a bronze founder. His medals, made on his own account, seem all to have been executed in Rome.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

1467 (made)

Artist/maker

Guacialoti, Andrea or Guazzalotti, born 1435 - died 1495 (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Diameter: 6.35 cm

Object history note

Bought from the Soulages Collection in 1865 for £3.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, Nicholas Palmerius/a nude male figure, by Andrea Guacialoti, Italian, 1467

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. 37
Robinson, John Charles. Catalogue of the Soulages Collection. London: Chapman & Hall, 1856, p. 142
Hill, G. F. A Corpus of Italian Medals of the Renaissance before Cellini. London: British Museum, 1920, no. 743

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Hour-glass; Wands; Man

Categories

Coins & Medals; Sculpture; Christianity; Religion

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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