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Clement X: Roman Charity

Italian (Rome)
1672
Artist Giovanni Hamerani (Italian (Roman), 1646–1705)


Accession Number

30.92

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Pope Clemens X (1590-1676).

Obverse: Profile bust of Clement X looking to proper left, wearing three-tiered tiara; inscribed at edge “CLEMENS·X·PON·MAX·A·III” and on bust “I·HAMARANVS·F·”.

Reverse: Semi-nude, bearded man shackled to rocks at proper right in a prison being nursed by A semi-nude female, Pero, standing at proper left nurses her semi-nude, bearded father who is shackled to rocks at proper right; inscribed above above on banner “·VIVIFICAT·ET·BEAT·” and into rock “H/1672”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "CLEMENS·X·PON·MAX·A·III" and on bust "I·HAMARANVS·F·".

Reverse: Inscribed above on banner "·VIVIFICAT·ET·BEAT·" and into rock "H/1672".

Provenance

By 1930, Malcolm Storer; 1930, gift of Malcolm Storer to MFA. (Accession Date: February 6, 1930)

Credit Line

Gift of Malcolm Storer