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Nicolo Palmieri

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1470 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Guacialoti, Andrea or Guazzalotti, born 1435 - died 1495 (Medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    4578-1857

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal depicts the bust of Nicolo Palmieri on the obverse.
It is made by Andrea Guacialoti in Italy in ca. 1470.

Guacialoti was the son of Filippo, of a Florentine family domiciled at Prato. He entered at some time the household of Niccolo Palmieri, Bishop of Orte. He became a papal scriptor, and canon of Prato and priest of Ajolo (Iolo) near that city. He was well known as a bronze founder. His medals, made on his own account, seem all to have been executed at Rome.

Physical description

Medal depicts on the obverse bust of Nicolo Palmieri and on the reverse a nude figure with an hour-glass.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

ca. 1470 (made)

Artist/maker

Guacialoti, Andrea or Guazzalotti, born 1435 - died 1495 (Medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Diameter: 6.35 cm

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, made by Andrea Guacialoti, ca. 1470 in Italy

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
Hill, George Francis. A Corpus of Italian Medals of the Renaissance, Before Cellini, Volume I, Text. London: British Museum, 1930, pp. 192-193

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Figure, nude; Hour-glass

Categories

Coins & Medals; Portraits; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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