model early 16th century (possibly cast 17th century)
Copper alloy with dull brown patina; pierced at the top; remnants of solder on the reverse.
Diam. 9.1 cm, wt. 172.65 g.
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Not on view
The plaquette depicts Meleager on horseback hunting the Calydonian Boar. Other versions are in the Bode Museum, Berlin, the Louvre, Paris, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the figure of Meleager has been derived from an antique sarcophagus relief. This work is an aftercast, possibly from the seventeenth century.
Henry Oppenheimer, London, by 1912; Oppenheimer sale, Christie's, London, 28 July 1936, lot 268 (as "very fine"; for pounds 12 to [John Hunt, London]). Acquired by Robert Lehman through Hunt from the Oppenheimer sale.
Artist: Workshop of Desiderio da Firenze (Italian, born Florence, active Padua, 1532–45)Date: ca. 1530Medium: Copper alloy with a reddish brown patina; the base and shell with a dark brown patina.Accession: 1975.1.1395On view in:Gallery 958
Artist: Workshop of Severo Calzetta da Ravenna (Italian, active by 1496, died before 1543)Date: ca. 1520 or laterMedium: Indirect cast; copper alloy, dark brown with areas of black patina.Accession: 1975.1.1393On view in:Gallery 958