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Allegory

  • Object:

    Plaquette

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    6751-1860

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Medallion depicts a naked woman leaning on a vase; on the ground to the left, is a book on which rests a skull, to the right a brazier. In the exergue the inscription: NOMEOLVIDO / ELRESEVID / O

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

NOMEOLVIDO / ELRESEVID / O
in the exergue

Descriptive line

Plaquette, bronze, Allegory, by an unknown artist, Italy, 16th century

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

Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1860. 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. 28
Maclagan, Eric. Catalogue of Italian Plaquettes . London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1924, p. 74

Subjects depicted

Braziers (culinary equipment); Skull; Book; Vase; Naked woman

Categories

Medallions; Plaques & Plaquettes

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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