Christ and Saint Paul

Italian (Rome)
Renaissance
about 1492–1500


Object Place: Europe, Rome, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 900a.

Dimensions

Diameter: 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

67.294

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze

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 with tooled circles in arms of cross; inscribed at edge “YHS·XPC SALVA TOR·MVNDI”.

Reverse: Profile bust of Saint Paul looking to proper left with nimbus; inscribed at edge “VAS·ELECTIONIS·PAVLVS·APOSTOVS”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "YHS·XPC SALVA TOR·MVNDI".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "VAS·ELECTIONIS·PAVLVS·APOSTOVS".

Provenance

Dolfus Collection [see note 1]; 1967, sold by Jean-Georges Rueff (Paris, France) to the MFA. (Accession date: March 8, 1967)

Notes:

[1] May be Jean Dollfus.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour