Niccolò Piccinino

Italian
Renaissance
about 1441
Artist Antonio Pisano (called Pisanello) (Italian, about 1395–1455)


Place of Manufacture: Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 22. Kress 4.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 89 mm (3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

57.185

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Niccolò Piccinino (1386-1444), condottierre. Pierced at top.

Obverse: Bust of Niccolò Piccinino looking to proper right, wearing a tall, flat-top hat and armor; no inscription at edge and no armorer’s mark on shoulder piece.

Reverse: A winged griffin looking to proper right, suckling two infants; inscribed at proper right “BRACCIVS”, below and at proper left “PISANI·P·OPVS·N·PICININVS”, and on griffin”s collar “PERVSIA”.

Inscription

Reverse: Inscribed at proper right "BRACCIVS", below and at proper left "PISANI·P·OPVS·N·PICININVS", and on griffin"s collar "PERVSIA".

Provenance

By 1957, Mark M. Salton (New York, New York); 1957, gift of Mark M. Salton to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 14, 1957)

Credit Line

Gift of Mark M. Salton