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medal

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    G3,IP.370

  • Description

    Cast lead medal. Pierced.(obverse) Bust of Lavinia Fontana, facing left, wearing a gown, braided hair, and a veil falling onto her shoulder; her left arm is truncated. Inner and outer linear borders.
    (reverse) A figure of Painting, wearing a loosely draped gown and a chain around her neck, her mouth covered by a band and her hair fluttering wildly, seated at her easel, painting with her right hand, and holding a matchstick in her left hand. On the ground beside her, brushes and a palette on which are dabs of paint. Inner and outer borders, containing, below, dividers and set square.

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  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1611
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 67 millimetres
    • Weight: 84.81 grammes
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        LAVINIA FONTANA ZAPPIA PICTRIX 1611
      • Inscription Translation

        Lavinia Fontana Zappi painter 1611
      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        ANT CASONI
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        PERTE STATO GIOIOSO MIMANTENE
      • Inscription Translation

        Through you, joyous state, I am maintained
  • Bibliography

    • Attwood 2003 1024a, p.418 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1825

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    G3,IP.370

  • Additional IDs

    • A 1024a
Lead medal

Obverse & Reverse

Lead medal

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