Donatello: Five-hundreth Anniversary of his Birth

Italian
1886
Artist Luigi Frullini (Italian, 1839–1897)


Place of Manufacture: Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 7.6 cm (3 in.)

Accession Number

2004.479

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Donatello, commemorating the five-hundreth anniversary of his birth. Aligned on coin axis.

Obverse: Profile bust of Donatello looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “DONATELLO SCULTORE FIORENTINO.” and under bust in cursive script “Frullini”.

Reverse: Inscribed at center at center “IL COMUNE DIFIRENZE/E IL CIRCOLO DEGLI ARTISTI/NEL VO.CENTENARIO/MDCCCLXXXVI”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "DONATELLO SCULTORE FIORENTINO." and under bust in cursive script "Frullini".

Reverse: Inscribed at center "IL COMUNE DIFIRENZE/E IL CIRCOLO DEGLI ARTISTI/NEL VO.CENTENARIO/MDCCCLXXXVI".

Provenance

2001, art market, Paris; 2001, purchased in Paris by David and Constance Yates, New York; 2004, gift of David and Constance Yates to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 23, 2004)

Credit Line

Gift of David and Constance Yates