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Charity

Artist:
Peter Flötner (German, Thurgau 1485–1546 Nuremberg)
Date:
ca. 1540
Culture:
German, Nuremberg
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
3 x 2 in. (7.6 x 5.1 cm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Gift of Ogden Mills, 1926
Accession Number:
26.14.13
Not on view
This plaquette comes from a series of the Seven Virtues. Charity holds a child while another reaches up to offer an apple. The woman is partially covered by her luminous drapery, which falls in curvilinear folds. Occasionally, this type of plaquette was duplicated in gold and in brass; they were often used to decorate vessels and furnishings.
Ogden Mills (until 1926; to MMA)
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