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Medal - Ulrich Ehinger of Ulm

Ulrich Ehinger of Ulm

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    1533 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Weiditz, Christoph (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Boxwood, carved in relief

  • Museum number:

    7542-1861

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

This piece is set into a turned wood mount and shows the bust of Ulrich Ehinger, bearded in a flat cap, and inscribed, Ulric Ehinger.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

1533 (dated)

Artist/maker

Weiditz, Christoph (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Boxwood, carved in relief

Marks and inscriptions

'.VLRIC.EHINGER.COM.CONS.ET AVLICVS.CES MTIS MD 33'
Ulrich Ehinger merchant councillor and courtier of his Imperial Majesty. 1533
Inscribed on the obverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 37.5 mm, Diameter: 51 mm with mount

Object history note

Bought in 1861 for £3 13s 6d.

Descriptive line

Medal, boxwood, 'Ulrich Ehinger of Ulm', by Christoph Weiditz, Germany, dated 1533

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

Trusted, Marjorie. German Renaissance Medals. Victoria & Albert Museum, 1990. 128p., ill. ISBN 1851770135.
Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1861 In: Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, Arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol I. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 24
Maskell, A. Wood Sculpture. London, 1911, pl. XXVIII
Habich, G. Die deutschen Schaumuenzen. No. 415, plate LIV. I.

Materials

Boxwood

Techniques

Carving; Relief

Subjects depicted

Bust

Categories

Coins & Medals; Portraits; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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