Carlo Visconti

Italian
Renaissance
1523–65
Attributed to Leone Leoni (Italian, about 1509–1590)


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Kress 510.

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

66.433

Medium or Technique

Metal; gilded copper alloy

On View

Italian Renaissance Gallery (Gallery 206)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Carlo Visconti. Beaded rim on both sides.

Obverse: Profile bust of Carlo Visconti looking to proper left, wearing armor; inscribed at edge “CAROLVS VICE COMES”.

Reverse: Twisting branch of coral at center; inscribed across field “CORALIT”. “10S” painted in red at proper right edge.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "CAROLVS VICE COMES".

Reverse: Inscribed across field "CORALIT".

Provenance

By 1966, Cyril Humphris; 1966, sold by Cyril Humphris (London) to the MFA. (Accession date: September 21, 1966)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour