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Temperance

Artist:
Peter Flötner (German, Thurgau 1485–1546 Nuremberg)
Date:
ca. 1540
Culture:
German, Nuremberg
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 3 3/16 x W. 2 1/16 in. (8.1 x 5.2 cm.)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
The Erich Lederer Collection, Gift of Mrs. Erich Lederer, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.319.43
Not on view
This plaquette comes from a series of the Seven Virtues. Temperance is shown with her wine and water cups. 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.
Mrs. Erich Lederer (until 1986; to MMA)
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