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Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta

Italian
Renaissance
about 1445
Artist Antonio Pisano (called Pisanello) (Italian, about 1395–1455)


Object Place: Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 33. Kress 12.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 84 mm, 192.3 gm (3 5/16 in., 6.78 oz.)

Accession Number

27.817

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze

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Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, lord of Rimini and Fano (born 1417, lord of Rimini and Fano 1432-68).

Obverse: Profile bust of Sigismondo looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “SIGISMVNDVS·PANDVLVS·DE·MALATEST ARIMINI FANI [flower] D [flower]”.

Reverse: Standing Sigismondo in knight’s armor, head looking to proper left; tree and shield on both sides; inscribed at edge “OPVS·PISANI·PICTORIS”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "SIGISMVNDVS·PANDVLVS·DE·MALATEST ARIMINI FANI [flower] D [flower]".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "OPVS·PISANI·PICTORIS".

Provenance

By 1927, Mrs. Albert T. Leatherbee; 1927, gift of Mrs. Albert T. Leatherbee to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 8, 1927)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albert T. Leatherbee