Artist: Antico (Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi) (Italian, Mantua ca. 1460–1528 Gazzuolo)

Date: probably first quarter 16th century

Culture: Italian, Mantua

Medium: Bronze, with remains of dark brown lacquer

Dimensions: Height: 12 in. (30.5 cm)

Classification: Sculpture-Bronze

Credit Line: The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982

Accession Number: 1982.60.91


This bronze is one of three in the Museum's collection by the goldsmith-sculptor Antico, so-named because of his adherence to models of classical antiquity. Here, he adapted the torso of an ancient marble for what may have been a lamp made for one of his foremost patrons, the Gonzaga family of Mantua.