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Plaquette

Plaquette

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    late 15th century or early 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Moderno (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    178-1898

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze plaquette depicts Hercules standing upright seen from the back, grasping Antaeus round the waist and lifting him from the ground. To the left a tree stump on which hang the lion's skin and quiver.

Physical description

Plaquette, bronze, cast in relief with the subject of Hercules and Antaeus.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

late 15th century or early 16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Moderno (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Height: 3.875 in, Width: 3 in

Object history note

Bought for £4.

Descriptive line

Plaquette, Hercules. Antaeus, bronze, Moderno

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

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1898. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office. Wyman and Sons. 1902. pp.29
cf. Martini, Luciana. Piccoli bronzi e placchette del Museo Nazionale di Ravenna. Bologna. University Press. 1985. pp. 160-1.
MacLagan, Eric. Catalogue of Italian Plaquettes. London. Board of Education. 1924. pp. 36

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Cast

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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