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Niccolo Tempesta

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Venice (made)

  • Date:

    late 15th century or beginning of 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    da Brescia, Fra Antonio (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal depicting the bust of Niccolo Tempesta of Treviso is ascribed to Fra Antonio da Brescia, made in Venice in the late 15th or early 16th century.
Fra Antonio da Brescia was working about 1487-1513.

Physical description

Medal depicts on the obverse the bust to left of Niccolo. Inscription. On the reverse a dragon, turned to the right, holding in its mouth a pair of scales.

Place of Origin

Venice (made)


late 15th century or beginning of 16th century (made)


da Brescia, Fra Antonio (maker)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions



Diameter: 4.7 cm

Object history note

From the Salting bequest.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, bust of Niccolo Tempesta, ascribed to Fra Antonio da Brescia, Italy (Venice), late 15th or early 16th 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. 480
'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. 27



Subjects depicted

Scales (weighing devices); Dragon


Coins & Medals; Portraits; Sculpture


Sculpture Collection

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