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Medallion - Apollo and Daphne

Apollo and Daphne

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (made)

  • Date:

    late 16th or early 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vianen, Paulus Willemsz. van (artists)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This relief medallion representing Apollo and Daphne was probably made by Paulus Van Vianen in Netherlands, in the late 16th or early 17th century. This is in wax on wood. This is almost identical with one of three lead plaques in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (inv. 10944) from which this could be derived.

Physical description

Relief medallion depicting Apollo and Daphne. Daphne is fleeing to the left, naked and with arms upraised. The laurel leaves sprout from her fingers. On the right, Apollo in cuirass and mantle pursues her with a bow. Above, Cupid shoots an arrow from the clouds. In the background a medieval house and tower. On the left a satyr behind a tree.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (made)


late 16th or early 17th century (made)


Vianen, Paulus Willemsz. van (artists)

Descriptive line

Relief medallion, Apollo and Daphne; Wax wood Dutch late 16th or early 17th century.

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

Frederiks, J. W. Dutch Silver. The Hague, 1952. vol. I. no. 86.CC. p. 144.
Cf. Pit. A. Catalogus van het goud-en zilverwerk in het Nederlandsch Museum voor geschiedenis en Kunst te Amsterdam. Amsterdam, 1901. p. 29. nos. 71, 73. pl. XXVI.
Cf. Bange, E. F. ed. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Die Bildwerke des Deutschen Museums. Zweitter Band. Die Bildwerke in Bronze und in Anderen Metallen. Berlin and Leipzig, 1923. no. 1475. pl. 19. p. 104. no. 7993. pl. 42., no. 8308. p. 60.

Subjects depicted

House; Trees; Satyr; Bow


Reliefs; Medallions


Sculpture Collection

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