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Carchesius

Artist:
Hans Kels the Younger (German, 1508/10–1565)
Date:
1541
Culture:
German, Augsburg
Medium:
Boxwood
Dimensions:
Diam. 1-3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Miniature
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.487
Not on view
The artists who made these medallions paid the same careful attention to the clothing as the carver of the five-figure group above.
Inscription: CVM.QVATER.IMPLESSET.SEPTEM.CARCHESIVS.ANNOS./SIC.APVD.ALGAVIOS.LVMINA.ET.ORA.TVLIT (Obverse, around edge);

SPE.FINIS.DVRA.ANNO.DOMINI.M.D.XLI (Reverse)
Paul (until 1882) ; Baron Albert von Oppenheim ; J. Pierpont Morgan (until 1917; to MMA)
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