Combat at a City Gate

Artist: Andrea Briosco, called Riccio (Italian, Trent 1470–1532 Padua)

Date: early 16th century

Culture: Italian, Padua

Medium: Bronze

Dimensions: 3 7/16 x 4 in. (8.7 x 10.2 cm.)

Classification: Medals and Plaquettes

Credit Line: The Erich Lederer Collection, Gift of Mrs. Erich Lederer, 1986

Accession Number: 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 (one is in the Ca' d'Oro, Venice; the other in 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.