Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Lodovico Ariosto of Ferrara (1474–1533)

Artist:
Medalist: Pastorino di Giovan Michele de'Pastorini (1508–1592)
Date:
ca. 1555
Culture:
Italian, possibly Ferrara
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Diameter: 1 1/2 in. (38 mm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.92.5
Not on view
Inscription: Obverse: LUDOVICUS. ARIOST[us]. POET [a].

Reverse: PRO BONO MALUM [trans.: Evil returned for good; alluding evidently to the poet's quarrel with Cardinal Ippolito d'Este, the Elder, in 1518.]
[ Canessa , until 1913; sold to MMA ]
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