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Francesco Quirini

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    mid 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    del Cavino, Giovanni di Bartolommeo, born 1500 - died 1570 (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    4573-1857

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal is made by Giovanni dal Cavino (1500-1570) in the mid 16th century in Florence.

It depcits the bust of Francesco Quirini of Venice.

Physical description

Medal depicts the bust of Francesco Quirini of Venice and on the reverse the Roman wolf and twins.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

mid 16th century (made)

Artist/maker

del Cavino, Giovanni di Bartolommeo, born 1500 - died 1570 (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

FRANC QVIRINVS
obverse

PERPETVA SOBOLES
reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.81 cm

Historical context note

Another version was sold at Sotheby's London, Coins and Medals sale, July 5, 1994, lot no. 25 (£ 396)

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, made by Giovanni del Cavino, in the mid 16th century in Florence

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

Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1857. 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. 24

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Twins; Wolf

Categories

Coins & Medals; Sculpture; Portraits

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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