Marco Benavides

Italian
Renaissance
about 1568
Artist Martino da Bergamo


Object Place: Venice or Padua, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

68.753

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

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”.

Inscription

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).

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour