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Plaster cast - The Coronation of a German Emperor as King of Italy
  • The Coronation of a German Emperor as King of Italy
    Campione, Matteo da
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The Coronation of a German Emperor as King of Italy

  • Object:

    Plaster cast

  • Place of origin:

    Milan (city) (cast)

  • Date:

    1350-1360 (sculpted)
    ca. 1869 (cast)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Campione, Matteo da (sculptor)
    Pierotti, Pietro Signor (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plaster cast

  • Museum number:

    REPRO.1869-49

  • Gallery location:

    Cast Courts, Room 46b, The Weston Cast Court , case WN

Physical description

Plaster cast after the marble original of The Coronation of a German Emperor as King of Italy, from the workshop of Matteo Da Campione in the right transept of the Cathedral (Basilica di S. Giovanni), Monza. Although the Emperor is not identified, the subject of the scene and the identity of the other protagonists are recorded in inscriptions on the relief. The scene shows, from the left, the Archpresbyter of Monza attended by two deacons crowning the emperor, while on the right are the Archbishop of Trier, a Landgrave, the Archbishop of Mainz and the Marquis of Brandenburg who is handing a scroll conferring privileges upon them to the citizens of Monza who are standing in a group to the right.

Place of Origin

Milan (city) (cast)

Date

1350-1360 (sculpted)
ca. 1869 (cast)

Artist/maker

Campione, Matteo da (sculptor)
Pierotti, Pietro Signor (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Plaster cast

Dimensions

Length: 281 cm, Width: 98 cm

Object history note

Purchased from Signor Pierotti in 1869 for £12

Historical context note

The relief was originally placed on the Evangelicantorium or pulpit executed by Matteo di Campione and referred to in an inscription on his gravestone in the cathedral. The scene may be an ideal rather than a historically accurate representation of a German emperor receiving the Lombard crown. Although the Emperor is not identified, the subject of the scene and the identity of the other protagonists are recorded in inscriptions on the relief. The scene shows, from the left, the Archpresbyter of Monza, attended by two deacons, crowning the emperor, while on the right are the Archbishop of Trier, a Landgrave, the Archbishop of Mainz and the Marquis of Brandenburg who is handing a scroll conferring privileges upon them to the citizens of Monza who are standing in a group to the right.

Descriptive line

Plaster cast after the marble original of The Coronation of a German Emperor as King of Italy, from the workshop of Matteo da Campione in the right transept of the Cathedral (Basilica di S.Giovanni), Monza, 1350-60, ca. 1869

Production Note

Workshop of Matteo da Campione

Subjects depicted

Crowns (headdresses)

Categories

Ph_survey; Sculpture; Royalty

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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