Artist Antonio Pisano (called Pisanello) (Italian, about 1395–1455)
Object Place: Europe, Italy
Hill 27. Kress 7.
Diameter and weight: 70 mm (2 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; cast bronze (90% copper, 5% zinc, 4% tin)
Italian Renaissance Gallery (Gallery 206)
Circular medal of Leonello d’Este (born 1407, marquess of Ferrara 1441-50). Pierced at top.
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 1957, Mark M. Salton; 1957, sold by Mark M. Salton and bought by the MFA for $1,800. (Accession date: March 14, 1957)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour