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The Rape of Ganymede

Artist:
Giovanni Bernardi da Castel Bolognese (Italian, Castel Bolognese 1494–1553 Faenza)
Date:
16th century
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Lead
Dimensions:
2 5/8 × 3 1/2 in. (6.7 × 8.9 cm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
The Erich Lederer Collection, Gift of Mrs. Erich Lederer, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.319.50
Not on view
This plaquette was cast from a rock crystal carved by Giovanni Bernardi da Castel Bolognese (1496–1553) for Cardinal Ippolito de'Medici between 1533 and 1535. The gem was an exact copy of a drawing that Michelangelo (1475–1564) had made for Tommaso Cavalieri.
Erich Lederer (until d. 1985; to his wife) ; Mrs. Erich Lederer (until 1986; to MMA)
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