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Plateau

Date:
1537
Culture:
Portuguese, Lisbon
Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Diameter: 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.321
Not on view
The scenes on the outer ring include David taking Saul's arms, Lot fleeing Sodom, the Judgment of Paris, and Pyramus and Thisbe; a boar hunt is depicted on the inner ring. The central medallion with the lady in profile is probably a later addition.
Inscription: In cartouches in border: Sodoma / 1537

Marking: [1] G 3;
[2] Ship of Saint Vincent (Lisbon town mark);
[3] Weevil in rectangle (French mark for silver imported from countries without customs conventions, in use 1893 to present).

Location of marks:
On rim
Baron Albert von Oppenheim , Cologne (in 1904) ; J. Pierpont Morgan , London and New York (until 1917; to MMA)
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