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Plaque - A Prince receiving a Prisoner

A Prince receiving a Prisoner

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

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    In Storage

This bronze plaquette depicting a prince receiving a prisoner is trimmed for use as a panel on a box.

Physical description

The plaquette depicts to the right a seated prince with two soldiers behind him. A prisoner, escorted by two archers, kneels before him. To the left is an old man tied to a tree. Moulded border, partly cut away below.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


16th century (made)



Materials and Techniques



Height: 3.85 cm, Width: 8.1 cm

Object history note

Acquired in Florence in 1861 for 8s.

Descriptive line

Plaque, bronze, a Prince Receiving a Prisoner, Italy, 16th century

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

Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1861. 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. 31
Maclagan, Eric. Catalogue of Italian Plaquettes . London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1924, p. 59
Pope-Hennessy, John. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. Reliefs - Plaquettes - Statuettes - Utensils and Mortars . London: 1965, pp. 98-99, no. 350, fig 301



Subjects depicted

Prisoner; Soldiers; Tree; Prince; Archers


Plaques & Plaquettes; Sculpture


Sculpture Collection

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