Carchesius

Artist:
Hans Kels the Younger (German, 1508/10–1565)
Date:
1541
Culture:
German, Augsburg
Medium:
Boxwood
Dimensions:
Diameter: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Miniature
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.487
Not on view
The artist who made this medallion paid the same careful attention to the clothing as the carver of a related five-figure statuette group (17.190.258a–f) also in The Met's collection.
Inscription: Obverse: CVM.QVATER.IMPLESSET.SEPTEM.CARCHESIVS.ANNOS. / SIC.APVD.ALGAVIOS.LVMINA.ET.ORA.TVLIT

Reverse: SPE.FINIS.DVRA.ANNO.DOMINI.M.D.XLI
Paul , Hamburg (by 1882) ; Baron Albert von Oppenheim , Cologne (by 1904–6; to Morgan) ; J. Pierpont Morgan , London and New York (1906–17; to MMA)