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ca. 1677
Gilt copper
29 1/2 x 35 3/4 in. (74.9 x 90.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Tibi triumphali SSme (sactissimae) Crucis Lignum Profligate(ae) ad Naupactum Turcice(ae) Classis Felix auspicium [trans.: "Let this Wood of the Holy Cross be to thee in thy triumph a happy reminder of the rout of the Turkish fleet at Lepanto."]; Quod in Oratore(i) Veneto J(acob)o; Super(anti)o Equ(iti) et D(ivi) M(arci) Pro(curatori) / per B(eatum) Pont(ificem). Pium V. [trans.: "Words addressed to the (Public) Orator of Venice, Jacopo Soranzo, Knight, and Procurator of St. Mark, by the blessed pontiff Pius V."] Familiam meam decorare volueris / Hoc aureo opere grates tibi debitas solvo / E (AE)ternas debiturus. [trans.: "Thou wast graciously pleased to decorate my family: with this golden plate I would pay due thanks, still remaining thy debtor forever."]; Ego tui obsequiis addictus Hieronimus Super(antiu)s Anno MDCLXXVII, Die Augusti [trans.: "I, devoted to thy service, Geronimo Soranzo / In the year 1677, on the ... day of August."]
J. Pierpont Morgan (until 1917; to MMA)
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