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Plaque - Plaque of Christ

Plaque of Christ

  • Object:

    Plaque

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    end of the 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    846-1898

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze plaque is cast in relief with a bust of Christ. His head is surrounded by a cross shaped clous with rays and at the top the holy dove appears between the sun and moon, while at the sides there are the letters I.N.-R.I. An inscription on the reverse states that the image is derived from an emerald, engraved with the portraits of Christ and St Paul, given to Pope Innocent VIII by Sultan Bajazet II.

Physical description

Plaque, bronze, cast in relief with a bust of Christ, the head surrounded by a cruciferous nimbus with rays; at the top the holy dove appears between the sun and moon, and at the sides are the letters I.N.-R.I. The inscription on the reverse states that the image is derived from an emerald, engraved with the portriats of Christ and St Paul, given to Pope Innocent VIII by Sultan Bajazet II.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

end of the 15th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Height: 3.625 in, Width: 2.625 in

Object history note

Given by George Salting, Esq.

Descriptive line

Plaque, Jesus Christ,

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.136

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Cast

Subjects depicted

Dove

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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