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Michelangelo

probably Italian
after 1560
Possibly by Leone Leoni (Italian, about 1509–1590)


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 56 mm, 70 gm (2 3/16 in., 2.47 oz.)

Accession Number

30.711

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

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Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular uniface medal of Michelangelo (1475-1564), and Italian painter. Pierced at top. Profile bust of Michaelangelo looking to proper left; inscribed in Latin at edge and on bust.

Inscription

Inscribed at edge "MICHAELANGELVS BON[A]RROTVS FLORAES ANN" and on bust "I F O".

Provenance

1930, bought by the MFA. (Accession Date: October 16, 1930)

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund