Christ

Italian (Rome)
Renaissance
1492–1500


Object Place: Europe, Rome, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 901. Kress 243.

Dimensions

Diameter: 9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

66.883

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast gilt copper alloy

On View

Italian Renaissance Gallery (Gallery 206)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Christ. Pierced at top.

Obverse: Profile bust of Christ looking to proper right with cruciform nimbus; inscribed at edge “·IHS·XPC·SALVATOR·MVNDI·”.

Reverse: Wreath at edge; inscribed within wreath “TVES/CHRISTVS/FILIVS DEI VI/VI QIV INHVNC/MVNDVM VE/NISTI”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "·IHS·XPC·SALVATOR·MVNDI·".

Reverse: Inscribed within wreath "TVES/CHRISTVS/FILIVS DEI VI/VI QIV INHVNC/MVNDVM VE/NISTI" (St. John XI, 27).

Provenance

By 1968, Blumka Gallery (New York, New York); 1966, sold by Blumka Gallery to the MFA. (Accession date: November 9, 1966)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour