Artist Martino da Bergamo
Object Place: Venice or Padua, Italy
Diameter: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Circular medal of Marco Benavides (1489-1582), a Paduan lawyer.
Obverse: Profile bust of Marco Benavides looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “M·MANTVA BENAVIDIVS PAT·I·C·ET COMES”.
Reverse: Bull looking to proper right, resting in meadow; inscribed across field “FESSVS LAMPADA TRADO”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "M·MANTVA BENAVIDIVS PAT·I·C·ET COMES".
Reverse: Inscribed across field "FESSVS LAMPADA TRADO" (Old and resigned I hand down the torch).
By 1968, Jean-Georges Rueff, Paris, France; 1968, sold by Jean-Georges Rueff, c/o M. Knoedler and Company, New York, New York, to the MFA. (Accession date: December 11, 1968)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour