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
Medals and Plaquettes
The Erich Lederer Collection, Gift of Mrs. Erich Lederer, 1986
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.