Copper alloy with gilt obverse and reverse with reddish brown patina; integrally cast suspension loop at the top.
11.2 x 7 cm, wt. 148.45 g.
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Not on view
The plaquette depicts Saint Jerome in the wilderness, kneeling and holding a crucifix. A lion, an attribute of the saint, lies at his feet. The open book is an allusion to Jerome's role as a biblical scholar and translator of the Bible into Latin (known as the Vulgate). The book is inscribed "S I", for Sanctus Ieronymus. This aftercast has some loss of detail.
Artist: Workshop of Desiderio da Firenze (Italian, born Florence, active Padua, 1532–45)Date: ca. 1530Medium: Copper alloy with a reddish brown patina; the base and shell with a dark brown patina.Accession: 1975.1.1395On view in:Gallery 958
Artist: Workshop of Severo Calzetta da Ravenna (Italian, active by 1496, died before 1543)Date: ca. 1520 or laterMedium: Indirect cast; copper alloy, dark brown with areas of black patina.Accession: 1975.1.1393On view in:Gallery 958