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Filippo Vadi

Medal
1457 (dated)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This medal represents Filipo Vadi, who was a doctor of Medicine.
It is made by Giovanni Boldu, who was active in 1454-1475, as a sculptor in Venice.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Bronze
Brief Description
Medal, bronze, bust of Filippo Vadi, doctor of Medicine, by Giovanni Boldu, Italy (Venice), dated 1457
Physical Description
This medal depicts on the obverse the bust to the left of Vadi in a plain tunic. Inscription. On the reverse is a man standing in full face, in renaissance armour, holding a sword in both hands. He stands on a wheel, to left and right of his legs a sun with rays, and a castle, a key each side. Beneath his left breast is an open eye, and above his head, bare and laurelled, an open pair of compasses. Inscription.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 7.2cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'PHILIPPVS . DEVADIS . DE . PISIS . CHIRONEM . SVPANS' (obverse)
  • 'M . CCCC . LVII . OPVS . IOANIS . BOLDV . PICTORIS' (reverse)
Object history
From the Salting bequest.
Subjects depicted
Summary
This medal represents Filipo Vadi, who was a doctor of Medicine.

It is made by Giovanni Boldu, who was active in 1454-1475, as a sculptor in Venice.
Bibliographic References
  • Hill, George Francis. A Corpus of Italian Medals of the Renaissance, Before Cellini, Volume I, Text. London: British Museum, 1930, no. 419
  • 'Salting Bequest (A. 70 to A. 1029-1910) / Murray Bequest (A. 1030 to A. 1096-1910)'. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum (Department of Architecture and Sculpture). London: Printed under the Authority of his Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, East Harding Street, EC, p. 20
Collection
Accession Number
A.181-1910

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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