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Plaque

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron damascened with gold and silver

  • Museum number:

    4707-1859

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114c, case 16

Physical description

Wrought iron plaque with a view of the city of Urbino picked out in gold and silver.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron damascened with gold and silver

Object history note

From a piece of furniture, possibly a cabinet, made for one of the Dukes of Urbino.

Descriptive line

Plaque showing the city of Urbino, wrought iron damascened with gold and silver, made in Italy, 16th century

Labels and date

PLAQUE, wrought iron, damascened, Italy; 16th century

From a piece of furniture, possibly a cabinet, made for one of the Dukes of Urbino, this plaque shows a view of the city of Urbino picked out in gold and silver. The workmanship is superior to that of the plaque of Pesaro also displayed here. The design of the border is very similar to those on contemporary carpets. For more information on damascening and other examples of the technique, see the Decorative Techniques case nearby and the cabinet in the balcony to the left.

Museum No. 4707-1859 [07/1994]

Materials

Wrought iron; Gold; Silver

Techniques

Forging (metal forming); Damascening

Subjects depicted

Landscapes (representations)

Categories

Metalwork; Ironwork; Plaques & Plaquettes

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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