Model for a Medal of Antonio de Ferraris (Il Galateo)
- Attributed to Leone Leoni (Italian, Menaggio ca. 1509–1590 Milan)
- ca. 1540
- Wax on slate.
- Diam. 7.1 cm.
- Credit Line:
- Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
- Accession Number:
This is a rare surviving wax-on-slate model for a cast medal Although the subject has generally been identified as Antonio de Ferraris, a famous physician and writer in Lecce, Italy. The portrait was probably done from life and therefore likely represents a younger namesake, possibly a son. The reverse is blank.