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Don Iñigo d'Avalos

Italian (Naples)
Renaissance
about 1448–50
Artist Antonio Pisano (called Pisanello) (Italian, about 1395–1455)


Place of Manufacture: Naples, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 44. Kress 22.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 93 mm, 195 gm (3 11/16 in., 6.88 oz.)

Accession Number

27.818

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Don Iñigo d’Avalos, grand chamberlain of Naples (documented between 1435-1471).

Obverse: Profile bust of Don d’Avalos looking to proper left, wearing a hat with broad brim; inscribed at edge “DON·INIGO· ·DE·DAVALOSO”.

Reverse: An orb with heraldic shield above; inscribed at edge “PER VVI SE FA” and “OPVS·PISANI·PICTORIS”.

Inscription

Obverse: "DON·INIGO· ·DE·DAVALOSO".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "PER VVI SE FA" and "OPVS·PISANI·PICTORIS".

Provenance

By 1927, Mrs. Albert T. Leatherbee; 1927, gift of Mrs. Albert T. Leatherbee to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 8, 1927)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albert T. Leatherbee