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Plaquette - The Head of Hasdrubal brought to Hannibal

The Head of Hasdrubal brought to Hannibal

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Mantua (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1500 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pseudo-Melioli (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Medallion depicts the crowned Herod seated, receiving the head of St. John the Baptist. There are two attendants behind him; he is approached by two soldiers, one of whom presents him with a decapidated head.

Place of Origin

Mantua (made)


ca. 1500 (made)


Pseudo-Melioli (made)

Materials and Techniques



Diameter: 83.5 cm

Descriptive line

Medallion, bronze, depicting the head of Hasdrubal brought to Hannibal, ascribed to Pseudo-Melioli, Italy (Mantua), ca. 1500

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. 28
Maclagan, Eric. Catalogue of Italian Plaquettes . London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1924, p. 51.



Subjects depicted

Head; Soldiers


Plaques & Plaquettes; Sculpture


Sculpture Collection

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