01 janvier 2017

Matteo de' Pasti, Portrait medal of Isotta degli Atti1446 or later

Matteo de' Pasti (Italian, Verona ca. 1420–after 1467 Rimini), Portrait medal of Isotta degli Atti (obverse); An Elephant (reverse), model 1446 or later (possibly cast 16th century). Bronze (copper alloy with a brown patina under a worn layer of dark brown wax). Diam. 8.5 cm, wt. 275.79 g. Robert Lehman Collection, 1975; 1975.1.1284 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. A beautiful merchant’s daughter, the thirteen-year-old Isotta degli Atti inspired the passion of Sigismondo Malatesta, the ruler of Rimini. The date 1446... [Lire la suite]