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Medal - Niccolo Plamieri
  • Niccolo Plamieri
    Guacialoti, Andrea or Guazzalotti, born 1435 - died 1495
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Niccolo Plamieri

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.186-1910

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal depicts on the obverse Nicolo Palmieri (1402-1467) from Sicily. He was Bishop of Orta, 1455.
On the reverse is a nude youth figure, which is based on a common antique representation of Zeus.

Physical description

Medal depicts on the obverse the naked bust of Palmieri to the left, tonsured. Inscription. On the reverse is a nude youth, leaning his left hand on a long staff, and holding an hour-glass in his right.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

15th century (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'NVDVS . EGRESSVS . SIC . REDIBO . / . NICOLAVS . PALMERIVS . SICVLVS . EPS . ORTAN.'
on the obverse, the latter part incised.

'ANDREAS . GVACIALOTVS . CONTVBERNALIS . B . F . / VIX . AN . LXV . OBIIT . A . D . M . CCCCLXVII.'
on the reverse (the first two words in relief, the rest incised).

Dimensions

Diameter: 6.3 cm

Object history note

From the Salting bequest.

Historical context note

The figure is based on a common antique representation of Zeus.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, bust of Niccolo Palmieri, by Andrea Guazzalotti, Italy, 15th century

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

Hill, George Francis. A Corpus of Italian Medals of the Renaissance, Before Cellini, Volume I, Text. London: British Museum, 1930, no. 744
'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. 21

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Staff; Hour-glass

Categories

Coins & Medals; Portraits; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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