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Combat at a City Gate

Artist:
Andrea Briosco, called Riccio (Italian, Trent 1470–1532 Padua)
Date:
early 16th century
Culture:
Italian, Padua
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
3 7/16 x 4 in. (8.7 x 10.2 cm.)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
The Erich Lederer Collection, Gift of Mrs. Erich Lederer, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.319.30
Not on view
With the Lederer gift in 1986, the Museum received seventy-one plaquettes and related reliefs, among them this scene of foot soldiers and horsemen. There are three examples of Riccio's sarcophagus-inspired battle scene (one is in the Ca' d'Oro, Venice; the other in the National Gallery, Washington, D.C.), each with varying signatures on their backs. Our reverse bears a raised long-tailed R and two spirited incised profiles.
Inscription: R on reverse
Eugène Piot ; Professor Augustin Gilbert , Paris (until 1927; sale, Paris, November 29, 1927) ; Erich Lederer , Geneva (until d. 1985; to his wife) ; Mrs. Erich Lederer (until 1986; to MMA)
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