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Reliefs

Reliefs

  • Date:

    late 16th century to early 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cast bronze

  • Museum number:

    832 toJ-1902

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This set of cast bronze reliefs are from the mural monument of Onorato Gaetani, the Sixth Duke of Sermoneta, Knight of the Golden Fleece, General of the Papal Infantry and a distinguished naval commander in the wars against the Turks. The monument is in the church of Sta. Pudenziana in Rome.

Physical description

Set of eleven reliefs in cast bronze, including the armorial bearings of the family of Gaetani, Dukes of Sermoneta. From the mural monument of Onorato Gaetani, 6th Duke of Sermoneta, Knight of the Golden Fleece, General of the Papal Infantry, and a distinguished naval commander in the wars against the Turks. Two cartouches with masks above and below are cast in openwork wth the heraldic charge, two bends wavy; three eagels displayed, the crest of the Gaetani, and also borne by them in the 2nd and 3rd quarters of their shield; three naval trophes, consisting of the prow of a ship riding on the waves, with a sword, bow and quiver, and shield, with a Turkish flag bearing a crescent, or with a turban, arrows, and Turkish shield.

Date

late 16th century to early 17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cast bronze

Object history note

Given by J. H Fitzhenry, Esq.

Descriptive line

Set of eleven reliefs in cast bronze, From the mural monument of Onorato Caetani, 6th Duke of Sermoneta.

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

List of Works of Art acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum during the Year 1902 arranged according to the Dates of Acquisition. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office. Wyman and Sons. 1906. pp.231

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Cast

Subjects depicted

Sword; Bow; Quiver; Shield; Flag; Ship; Turban; Eagles; Masks

Categories

Reliefs

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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