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Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, Lord of Rimini (1417–1468)

Artist:
Medalist: Matteo de' Pasti (Italian, Verona ca. 1420–after 1467 Rimini)
Artist:
School of Veronese
Date:
1446
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Diameter: 79 mm
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Bequest of Anne D. Thomson, 1923
Accession Number:
23.280.27
Not on view
Matteo's medals are among the finest of the early Italian Renaissance. A follower of Pisanello, he was also a manuscript illuminator, painter, and architect. Characterized by simple forms, precise modeling, and harmonious compositions, many of his portrait medals relate to his role as artist and advisor to the Malatesta court in Rimini.
Signature: Unsigned

Inscription: Obverse: in margin: SIGISMVNDVS PANDVLFVS MALATESTA · PAN[dulfi] · F[ilius] · PONTIFICII · EXER · IMP [trans.: Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta son of Pandolfo]

Reverse: in exergue: * M · CCCC · XLVI *
Anne D. Thomson (until 1923; bequeathed to MMA)
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