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Clara Rosenberger

Date:
mid-16th century
Culture:
Southern German
Medium:
Honestone
Dimensions:
Diameter: 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Miniature
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.468
Not on view
Clara Rosenberger was born in Augsburg and married a master of the Nuremberg Mint who died in 1536. The legend on the medallion states that she is represented at the age of fifty-one. Her clear profile reflects the sharp vision of the artist to capture the determination and dignity of the mature sitter. Medallions in stone, wax, or wood (Carchesius, 17.190.487) were probably made as models for a medal.
Inscription: Around edge: CLARA.ROSENBERGERIN AEIN.EHINGERIN.ALT.51.1AR.
Frédéric Spitzer , Paris (by 1890) ; J. Pierpont Morgan , London and New York (until 1917; to MMA)
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