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Marsilio Ficino (1433–1499)

Maker:
Manner of Niccolò Fiorentino (Niccolò di Forzore Spinelli) (Italian, Florence 1430–1514 Florence)
Date:
probably 1490–99
Culture:
Italian, Florence
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Diameter: 57 mm
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Bequest of Anne D. Thomson, 1923
Accession Number:
23.280.34
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.
Inscription: Obverse: · MARSILIVS · FICINVS · FLORENTINVS
Anne D. Thomson (until 1923; bequeathed to MMA)
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