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Apollo and Marsyas

Date:
15th century
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Bronze; mounted in a gilt-bronze or brass frame
Dimensions:
Overall, without frame: H. 1 7/16 x W. 1 1/4 in. (3.7 x 3.2 cm); Overall: H. 37.2 x W. 32.2 mm
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
The Erich Lederer Collection, Gift of Mrs. Erich Lederer, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.319.8
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 500
The earliest Renaissance bronze plaquettes were cast after ancient gems. This example, after an intaglio that eventually went with much of the Medici collection of gems to the Museo Archeologico in Naples, still bears the letters LAUR MED, which Lorenzo de'Medici had engraved on his glyptic treasures.
Inscription: In faint raised letters along the left edge near the head of Marsyas: LAV.R.MED; number "24" painted on the back of the plaquette.
Baron von Stumm ; [ Julius Böhler, Munich ] ; Erich Lederer , Geneva (until d. 1985; to his wife) ; Mrs. Erich Lederer (until 1986; to MMA)
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