Designer: Said to be based on a design by Sebald Beham (German, Nuremberg 1500–1550 Frankfurt)

Date: ca. 1540–50

Culture: possibly Southern German, Nuremberg

Medium: Boxwood and fruitwood

Dimensions: Overall: 6 3/4 × 7 7/8 in. (17.1 × 20 cm)

Classification: Sculpture-Miniature

Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917

Accession Number: 17.190.643


This is a goldsmith's model. The center medallion representing Roman Charity recalls the work of the Nürnberg painter and engraver Georg Pencz.