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Plaquette

Plaquette

  • Place of origin:

    Spain (made)

  • Date:

    late 16th or early 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Museum number:

    A.29-1925

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This brass plaquette representing St. Anthony of Padua was probably made in the late 16th or early 17th century Spain. St. Anthony is clothes as a monk; in his left hand he holds a book on which a child is seated, his right holds a crucifix against his shoulder.

Physical description

Plaquette in brass representing a saint, probably St. Anthony of Padua, clothed as a monk. His left hand holds a book on which a child is seated and his right hand holds a crucifix against his shoulder. On the right there is a pedestal supporting a skull, on the left a table with two books. On the ground a scourge.

Place of Origin

Spain (made)

Date

late 16th or early 17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 10.2 cm, Width: 7.1 cm

Descriptive line

Plaquette St Anthony of Padua (?), bronze. Spanish late 16th or early 17th century.

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

Cf. Braun, E. W. Archiv für Medaillen- und Plakettenkunde. III, 1921. no. 10.
Cf. Costilla, Manuel Aullo. Ensayo de un Catálogo de Plaquetas o Bronces Religiosos Españoles. Arte Español. XVI., 1946-7. pl. V:30.
Weber, Ingrid. Deutsche, Niederländische und Französische Renaissanceplaketten. Herstellung: F. Bruckmann KG, München, 1975. pl. 297. no. 1041, 12.

Materials

Brass

Subjects depicted

Child; Book; Scourge; Crucifix; Skull

Categories

Plaques & Plaquettes; Christianity

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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