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Michaelangelo

Circular medal commissioned by the Grand Duchess of Tuscany as the Accademia di Belle Arti's triennial prize for sculpture. Obverse: Profile bust of Michaelangelo looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "MICHAEL PIU CHE MORTAL ANGEL DIVINO." and under bust "SANTARELLI F". Reverse:...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "MICHAEL PIU CHE MORTAL ANGEL DIVINO." and under bust "SANTARELLI F". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "LEVAN DI TERRA AL CIEL NOSTR INTELLITTO" and "MDCCCXII".

Provenance

By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay

Italian (Florence), after 1812

Mint

Florence, Italy

Accession Number

13.1193

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze (with brown patina)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals