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Isotta degli Atti

Italian
Renaissance
about 1450
Artist Matteo de' Pasti (Italian, about 1420–after 1420)


Place of Manufacture: Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 187. Kress 63.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 82 mm, 280.1 gm (3 1/4 in., 9.88 oz.)

Accession Number

87.77

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Isotta degli Atti of Rimini (born 1432/33-1474), mistress and then third wife of Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta.

Obverse: Profile bust of Isotta Degli Atti looking to proper left, with lots of hair; inscribed at edge “D·ISOTTAE·ARIMINENSI”.

Reverse: Male elephant looking to proper left; inscribed below “MCCCC·XLVI”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "D·ISOTTAE·ARIMINENSI" ["(Diva or Domina) Isotta of Rimini"].

Reverse: Inscribed below "MCCCC·XLVI" ["1446"].

Provenance

By 1887, Martin Brimmer; 1887, gift of Martin Brimmer to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 1, 1887)

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer