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Renaissance bronze medal with arcimboldesque portraits.  Late 16th century.
Renaissance bronze medal with arcimboldesque portraits.  Late 16th century. - Curiosities Style Renaissance
Ref : 63162
1 500 €
Period :
16th century
Provenance :
Italy
Medium :
Bronze
Dimensions :
Ø 1.57 inch
Curiosities  - Renaissance bronze medal with arcimboldesque portraits.  Late 16th century.
Kim J. Nazzi

Sculptures & Works of Art


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Renaissance bronze medal with arcimboldesque portraits. Late 16th century.

A rare Renaissance cast and patinated bronze medal. The obverse of bears the portrait of a grotesque facing left, his headdress or helmet being formed by a multitude of phalluses. The reverse bears a portrait of a horned satire facing left, dressed in a toga, as if he was an emperor. The medallist was clearly inspired by Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526 or 1527 – July 11, 1593) who was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books .

Italy (Padua?). Renaissance. Late 16th century.

Dimensions: diameter 4cm

Kim J. Nazzi

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