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  • Place of origin:

    Florence (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1551-1558 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lastricati, Zanobi (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cast bronze

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Medieval & Renaissance, Room 62, The Foyle Foundation Gallery, case 16

Lastricati was praised by the famous biographer Vasari as a ‘good and skilful sculptor’ who made many works in marble and bronze. This may be one of a set of bronze doorknockers that Lastricati cast for the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence. Each one took the form of a diamond ring, a Medici symbol.

Physical description

Cast bronze door knocker in the form of the Medici ring.

Place of Origin

Florence (made)


ca. 1551-1558 (made)


Lastricati, Zanobi (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Cast bronze


Height: 21.7 cm, Width: 10 cm, Depth: 3 cm, Weight: 0.76 kg

Descriptive line

Doorknocker, bronze, by Zanobi Lastricati, Italy, Florence, late 15th or early 16th century.

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

Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1860. 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. 23
Penny, Nicholas. Catalogue of European Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum. 1540 to the Present-Day, Vol I Italian, Oxford, 1992, p. 253
Bostrom, Antonia. 'Zanobi Lastricati: a newly discovered document', in: Burlington Magazine, CXXXVI, Dec. 1994, p. 836, illus. p 835


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