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Plaquette battle scene

Plaquette battle scene

  • Place of origin:

    Flanders (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1580 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Museum number:

    A.29-1947

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This plaquette depicting a battle scene was probably made in Flanders in about 1580. This represents the expulsion of the foreign troops from the castle of Antwerp in 1577, after a tint by J. Wierix (1549-after 1618) and M. de Vos.

Physical description

Plaquette in bronze depicting a battle scene. Within a circular decorated border, a scene of battle. In the background, fortifications surrounded by a moat over which as a bridge crowded with soldiers. In the foreground more soldiers wearing breastplates and cuirasses and carrying swords and firearms. At the top surrounded by clouds sits the figure of Justice.

Place of Origin

Flanders (made)

Date

ca. 1580 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.5 cm

Descriptive line

Bronze German 16th cent

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

Cf. Catalogus van goud en zilverwerken, benevens zilveren, loden en bronzen, plaquetten. Amsterdam, 1952. no. 455.

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Soldiers; Swords; Firearms; Battle

Categories

Plaques & Plaquettes

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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