Medal: Bust of Sebastian Zäh

Antonio Abondio Italian

Not on view

The obverse presents a portrait of Sebastian Zäh (1527–1598), and on the reverse is his wife, Susanna Schlecht (born 1541). Sebastian Zäh or Zäch was an Augsburg merchant who had studied in Pisa and later worked as an agent for the firm of the Fugger family. In 1581 he was knighted by Emperor Maximilian II. Zäh was an early collector of the sculptures of Giambologna; his album amicorum contains the autographs of Giambologna (1592), Pietro Francavilla (1590), and Bernardo Vecchietti (1590). This medal is a sixteenth-century cast.

Medal:  Bust of Sebastian Zäh, Antonio Abondio (Italian, Trento 1538–1591 Vienna), Bronze (Copper alloy, with remains of
gilding; the reverse partly silvered)

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