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Putto plaquette

Circular uniface (reverse) medal. Pierced at top. Clothed cupid leaning against a pedestal that has carved into it a bow and quiver; tree in background at proper left.

Provenance

By 1876, Boston Athenaeum [see note 1]. February 18, 1977, unknown (probably Boston Athenaeum) sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, lot 57, to Rosenberg and Stiebel, New York, for the MFA. (Accession Date: May 11, 1977) NOTES: [1] On loan to the MFA from 1876 to 1976.

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund

Italian, Renaissance, 16th century

Object Place

Italy

Accession Number

1977.174

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture