Peter Flötner German

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This plaquette comes from a series of the Seven Virtues. Charity holds a child while another reaches up to offer an apple. The woman is partially covered by her luminous drapery, which falls in curvilinear folds. Occasionally, this type of plaquette was duplicated in gold and in brass; they were often used to decorate vessels and furnishings.

Charity, Peter Flötner (German, Thurgau 1485–1546 Nuremberg), Bronze, German, Nuremberg

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