Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Old Beggar Woman

Date:
first half of 16th century
Culture:
Italian (?)
Medium:
Copper alloy with brown patina under a worn layer of black lacquer or wax.
Dimensions:
14 x 8.3 cm, wt. 487.39 g.
Classification:
Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.1328
Not on view
The plaquette depicts an old beggar woman carrying a bundle on her head and a basket in her hand. The pose has been modeled after traditional representations of dovizia (wealth), as on a print with Abundance or Ceres by Nicoletto da Modena from about 1507.(1)
Robert Lehman, New York
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