Combat at a City Gate, early 16th century
Andrea Briosco, called Riccio (Italian, 14701532)
Bronze; 3 7/16 x 4 in. (8.7 x 10.2 cm)
The Erich Lederer Collection, Gift of Mrs. Erich Lederer, 1986 (1986.319.30)
With the Lederer gift in 1986, the Museum received seventy-one plaquettes and related reliefs, among them this scene of foot soldiers and horsemen. There are three examples of Riccio's sarcophagus-inspired battle scene (the other two are in the Ca' d'Oro, Venice; and the National Gallery, Washington, D.C.), each with varying signatures on their backs. Our reverse bears a raised long-tailed R and two spirited incised profiles.