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  • Place of origin:

    Spain (made)

  • Date:

    late 16th or early 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This plaquette representing St. Mary Magdalene holding a crucifixion and a figure of Death with a whip was probably made in the late 16th or early 17th century Spain.

Physical description

Plaquette in gilt brass, St. Mary Magdalene represented three-quarter length kneeling to the right holding a crucifix. On the right is a figure of Death with a whip, below a vase. In the right background is seen a town.

Place of Origin

Spain (made)


late 16th or early 17th century (made)




Height: 10.3 cm, Width: 7.2 cm

Descriptive line

Plaquette St. Mary Magdalene, gilt brass. Spanish late 16th or early 17th century.

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

Cf. Bange, E. F. ed. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Beschreibung der Bildwerke der christlichen Epoche. Dritte Auflage. Zweiter Band. Die Italienischen Bronzen der Renaissance und des Barock. Zweiter Teil: Reliefs und Plaketten. Berlin und Leipzig, 1922. no. 1060.
Cf. Braun, E. W. Archiv für Medaillen und Plaketten-Kunde. III. 1921. no. 16. p. 20.
Cf. Costilla, Manuel Aullo. Ensayo de un Catálogo de Plaquetas o Bronces Religiosos Españoles. Arte Español. XVI. 1946-7. pl. IV: 19.
Weber, Ingrid. Deutsche, Niederländische und Französische Renaissanceplaketten. Herstellung: F. Bruckmann KG, München, 1975. pl. 296: 1041, 4.


Gilt brass

Subjects depicted

Crucifix; Whip


Plaques & Plaquettes; Christianity


Sculpture Collection

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