Giovanni Maria Pomedelli (Italian, Villafranca di Verona 1478–1537)
first quarter 16th century
Bronze, copper alloy with a light brown
patina under a worn reddish brown layer of wax or lacquer;
Diam. 5.3 cm, wt. 54.18 g.
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Not on view
On the obverse is a portrait of an unknown lady. The reverse depicts a kneeling nude man carrying a basket of grapes on his head, flanked by a caduceus and a winged putto (Cupid) on a globe. The medal is an aftercast, as evidenced by the remnants of an old small piercing that belongs to the original from which this cast was taken.
Inscription: Inscribed on the obverse: F· B· ET· LONGIVS· VIVAT· SERVATA· FIDE·; IOANNES MARIA· POMEDELLVS· VERONE[n]SI[s]· F[ecit]·; inscribed on the globe: A[mor] S[uperat] O[mnia]
J. P. Heseltine, London; Henry Oppenheimer,
London; Oppenheimer sale, Christie’s, London, 28 July 1936,
lot 164, including another medal 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
Artist: Model, workshop of Niccolò Roccatagliata (Italian, born Genoa, active 1593–1636) (?), VeniceDate: 17th century or laterMedium: Bronze, dark brown wax or lacquer patina.Accession: 1975.1.1406On view in:Gallery 958
Artist: Model, workshop of Niccolò Roccatagliata (Italian, born Genoa, active 1593–1636) (?), VeniceDate: 17th century or laterMedium: Bronze, dark brown wax or lacquer patina.Accession: 1975.1.1405On view in:Gallery 958