Leone Battista Alberti

Italian
Renaissance
about 1446–50
Artist Matteo de' Pasti (Italian, about 1420–after 1420)


Place of Manufacture: Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 161. Kress 56.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 91 mm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.80

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Leone Battista Alberti (1404-1472), sculptor, architect, and painter.

Obverse: Profile bust of Alberti looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “·LEOBAPTISTA· ·ALBER·”.

Reverse: Wreath with eye at center; inscribed at edge “OPVS MATTHAEI·PASTII·VERONENSIS” and below eye “QVID·TVM”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "·LEOBAPTISTA· ·ALBER·".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "OPVS MATTHAEI·PASTII·VERONENSIS" and below eye "QVID·TVM".

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer