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Antonio Pizzamani

Artist:
Manner of Niccolò Fiorentino (Niccolò di Forzore Spinelli) (Italian, Florence 1430–1514 Florence)
Date:
ca. 1490
Culture:
Italian, Florence
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Diameter: 57 mm
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Wait, 1909
Accession Number:
09.150.2
Not on view
Born into a family of Florentine goldsmiths, Niccolò ranks among the leading portrait medalists of the Italian Renaissance. Working in high relief, he created effigies that are bolder in scale, more varied, and more bluntly realistic than anything produced earlier.
Signature: Unsigned

Inscription: Obverse: in margin, in relief: ANTONII PIZAMANI

Reverse: in margin, in relief: FOELICITAS • VIRTVS • FAMA • [trans.: Felicity, Valor, Fame]
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Wait (until 1909; to MMA)
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