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Medallion - The Incredulity of St. Thomas

The Incredulity of St. Thomas

  • Object:

    Medallion

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    late 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    273-1864

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Plaquettes are small plaques or reliefs made of bronze, brass, lead or precious metals. They originated in the 1440ies with the desire to reproduce coins and hardstone engravings from ancient Greece and Rome. Some were made as collector's pieces, to be viewed and displayed in private, and others for practical purposes. They also inspired designs in other media, from architecture to bookbindings.

Physical description

Medallion depicts Christ standing to the right holding the Banner of the Resurrection, and St. Thomas approaching him putting his finger ion the wound in his side.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

late 15th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Diameter: 4.1 cm

Object history note

Aquired in Italy, £2.

Descriptive line

Medallion Plaquette, bronze, The Incredulity of St. Thomas, Italy, late 15th century

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

Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1864 In: Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, Arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol I. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 47
Maclagan, Eric. Catalogue of Italian Plaquettes . London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1924, p. 58

Materials

Bronze

Categories

Christianity; Sculpture; Religion; Medallions; Plaques & Plaquettes

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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