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Innocent XII

Medal
17th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This medal is made by Peter Paul Borner in Italy in the 17th century.

It depicts the bust of Pope Innocent XII (Antonio Pignatelli, born 1615, died 1700).

Peter Paul Borner (1656-57 ? - 1727) was a medallist and coin-engraver from Lucerne. He did medals in 1690s in Rome for the Pope. He worked at the Mint there. He cut, in a bold style, Portrait-medals of the Popes Alexander VII, Innocent XII, and Clement XI.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Bronze
Brief Description
Medal, bronze, bust of Pope Innocent XII, by Peter Paul Borner, Italy, 17th century
Physical Description
Medal depicts on the obverse the bust to the left of Pope Innocent XII and on the reverse an elevation of a public building.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 12.06cm
Gallery Label
REVERSE OF MEDAL OF POPE INNOCENT XII (Antonio Pignatelli, 1615-1700; Pope from 1691) Italian (Rome); about 1691-1700 By Peter Paul Borner (1656-1727) Papal medals frequently show details of an important building project. This rare medal shows part of the hospice for orphaned boys, which Innocent XII extended. Borner, who was Swiss, was one of the many foreign artists attracted to the papal court. He worked as a medal maker and coin engraver in the papal mint, where his brother was the Master. (1993 - 2011)
Object history
Bought, 10s.
Subjects depicted
Summary
This medal is made by Peter Paul Borner in Italy in the 17th century.



It depicts the bust of Pope Innocent XII (Antonio Pignatelli, born 1615, died 1700).



Peter Paul Borner (1656-57 ? - 1727) was a medallist and coin-engraver from Lucerne. He did medals in 1690s in Rome for the Pope. He worked at the Mint there. He cut, in a bold style, Portrait-medals of the Popes Alexander VII, Innocent XII, and Clement XI.
Bibliographic Reference
Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1864. 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. 75
Collection
Accession Number
6012-1855

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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