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Maffeo Barberini (1568–1644), Cardinal 1606, later Pope Urban VIII (1623–44)

Artist:
Medalist: Guillaume Dupré (French, 1579–1640)
Date:
1612
Culture:
French
Medium:
Bronze, brown patina
Dimensions:
Diam. 4 5/8 in. (117 mm.)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.110.32
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 532
Signature: (below tranche of shoulder) G.DVPRE.F. 1612

Inscription: (in margin) MAPH[aeus].S[anctae].R[omanae].E[cclesiae].P[raesbiter].CAR[dinalis].BARBERIN[us].SIG[illi].IVST[itiae].PRA[fectus].BONO[niae].LEG[atus]. (Maffeo, priest of the holy Roman church, cardinal Barberini, chancelor and papal legate to Bologna)
Henry Oppenheimer (until 1936; sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, July 29, 1936, no. 318; sold to MMA)
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