Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Francesco Sforza (1401–1466), Fourth Duke of Milan (r. 1450–66)

Date:
late 15th century
Culture:
Italian, Milan
Medium:
Candoglia marble
Dimensions:
Diameter (wt confirmed): 21 3/8 in., 72lb. (54.3 cm, 32.659kg)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
11.182.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 500
The roundel probably belonged to the retrospective series of portraits of Milanese rulers.
Inscription: Inscribed: left of portrait: [1] F•SF•D•; right of portrait: [2] •M•Q•ARTVS•
Oscar Hainauer ; [ Duveen Brothers (until 1911; sold to MMA) ]
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