Artist Antonio Pisano (called Pisanello) (Italian, about 1395–1455)
Object Place: Italy
Hill 27. Kress 7.
Diameter and weight: 67 mm, 160 gm (2 5/8 in., 5.64 oz.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; cast bronze
Not On View
Circular medal of Leonello d’Este (born 1407, marquess of Ferrara 1441-50).
Obverse: Profile bust of Leonello d’Este looking to the proper right; inscribed at edge “MARCHIO ESTENSIS LEONELLVS” [words separated by olive branches between].
Reverse: Two nude figures, aged and young, holding baskets of olive branches above and flanked by rain clouds over covered vessels (Isaiah XIV.3); inscribed at edge “OPVS·PISANI·PICTORIS”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "MARCHIO ESTENSIS LEONELLVS" [words separated by olive branches between].
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "OPVS·PISANI·PICTORIS".
By 1927, Mrs. Albert T. Leatherbee; 1927, gift of Mrs. Albert T. Leatherbee to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 8, 1927)
Gift of Mrs. Albert T. Leatherbee