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Gianpaolo Lomazzo

Medal
second half of 16th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This medal depicts the Gianpaolo Lomazzo (1538-1600) and is made by Annibale Fontana (1540-1587), in Milan in the second half of the 16th century.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Bronze
Brief Description
Medal, bronze, Gianpaolo Lomazzo, by Annibale Fontana, Italy (Milan), second half of 16th century
Physical Description
Medal depicts on the obverse the bust of Lomazzo, head in left profile, shoulders full face, in a cloak knotted on the left shoulder, leaving the right shoulder bare. Inscription.

On the reverse Lomazzo, on right, bowing to mercury and Fortune. Mercury in centre naked but for a slight scarf. Fortune on left, naked, standing on a sphere, holds in both hands a scarf which is blown out above her head. Inscription.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 5cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'IO . PAVLVS LOMATIVS' (obverse)
  • 'VTRIVSQVE' (reverse)
Object history
From the Salting bequest.
Subjects depicted
Summary
This medal depicts the Gianpaolo Lomazzo (1538-1600) and is made by Annibale Fontana (1540-1587), in Milan in the second half of the 16th century.
Bibliographic Reference
'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. 38
Collection
Accession Number
A.274-1910

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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