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Old Beggar Woman

Unknown Unknown (Italian, 16th century)

Date:
first half of 16th century
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
  • Description

    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)

    Catalogue entry from: Frits Scholten. The Robert Lehman Collection. European Sculpture and Metalwork, Vol. XII. Frits Scholten, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in association with Princeton University Press, 2011, p. 177.

    Note:
    1. Bartsch, Adam von. Early Italian Masters. Edited by Mark Zucker. Illustrated Bartsch 25 (Commentary). [Le peintre graveur, vol. 13, pt. 2.] New York, 1984, pp. 190 – 91, no. 030.

  • Provenance

    Not established.

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