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  • Place of origin:

    Germany (South, made)

  • Date:

    1569 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze plaquette representing Scylla and Minos was made by the Master H. G. in 1569. The Master H. G. has been identified Hans Sammitzer (or Camitzer) of Nuremberg (1538-1603).

Physical description

Plaquette in bronze. In the centre Minos in classical armour and mounted on a prancing horse advances from the right. Behind him a foot soldier with a spear and beyond the army. In the foreground two seated soldiers and on the left an old man turning towards Minos. In the middle distance on the left battlemented houses and a tower from the roof of which Scylla beckons to Minos. At the foot of the tower on the left three women, on the right two others advancing. Background of towns, trees and ships.

Place of Origin

Germany (South, made)


1569 (made)



Marks and inscriptions

"H. G. 1569"


Diameter: 183 mm

Descriptive line

Plaquette Scylla and Minos, bronze. German 1569.

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

Braun, E. W. In: Archiv für Medaillen- und Plakettenkunde. 1920. p. 91ff.
Cf. Braun. E. W. ed. Die deutschen Renaissanceplaketten der Sammlung Alfred Walcher Ritter von Molthein in Wien. Wien: Schroll, 1918. no. 114. pl. XXVI.
Habich. G. Die deutschen Medallieure des 16. Jahrhunderts. 1916. p. 166.
Fuhse, F. In: vom Direktorium, ed. Mitteilungen aus dem Germanischen Nationalmuseum. 1896. p. 16.
Berlin Jahrbuch. 1926. p. 196.
Cf. Pit. A. Het goud-en zilverwerk in het Nederlandsch Museum voor geschiedenis en Kunst te Amsterdam. 1901. no. 102.



Subjects depicted

Soldier; Tower; Army; Women


Plaques & Plaquettes; Myths & Legends


Sculpture Collection

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