Copper alloy with gilt obverse and reverse with reddish brown patina; integrally cast suspension loop at the top.
11.2 x 7 cm, wt. 148.45 g.
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Not on view
The plaquette depicts Saint Jerome in the wilderness, kneeling and holding a crucifix. A lion, an attribute of the saint, lies at his feet. The open book is an allusion to Jerome's role as a biblical scholar and translator of the Bible into Latin (known as the Vulgate). The book is inscribed "S I", for Sanctus Ieronymus. This aftercast has some loss of detail.
Artist: Pisanello (Antonio Pisano) (Italian, Pisa or Verona by 1395–1455)Date: ca. 1449–50Medium: Bronze (copper alloy with warm brown patina under a worn layer of black wax)Accession: 1975.1.1301On view in:Gallery 960
Artist: Pisanello (Antonio Pisano) (Italian, Pisa or Verona by 1395–1455)Date: model 1440–41 (possibly cast 16th century)Medium: Bronze (copper alloy with reddish brown patina and traces of dark wax)Accession: 1975.1.1304On view in:Gallery 960
Artist: Antonio Abondio (Italian, Trento 1538–1591 Vienna)Date: 1561 (possibly contemporary cast)Medium: Bronze (Copper alloy with a worn, dark
brown patina over a light brown patina)Accession: 1975.1.1261On view in:Gallery 960