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Francesco Sforza (1401–1466)

Artist:
Medalist: Pisanello (Antonio Pisano) (Italian, Pisa or Verona by 1395–1455)
Date:
ca. 1441
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Diameter: 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1974
Accession Number:
1974.169
Not on view
The steed and sword symbolize Sforza's might; the three books indicate his learning.
Signature: Reverse: in margin: OPVS • PISANI • PICTORIS

Inscription: Obverse: in margin: FRANCISCVS • SFORTIA • VICECOMES • MARCHIO • ET • COMES • AC • CREMONE
[ Blumka Gallery , New York, until 1974; sold to MMA ]
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