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Portrait of Leonello D'Este, Marquess of Ferrara (reverse)

Portrait of Leonello D'Este, Marquess of Ferrara (reverse)

c. 1440-1444

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Pisanello

(Italian, Ferrara, c. 1395-1455)

Bronze

Diameter: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund 1971.4.b

Description

Renaissance medals usually show a person on the front and a symbolic element on the back, creating an overall statement about the individual. The meaning of the two men in a sailboat remains opaque, intentionally meant to be understood only by a small circle of intellectuals.

See also
Collection: 
Sculpture
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Bronze

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