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Circular medal of Giovanni di Pasqnalino Boldù (self-portrait). Pierced at the top and beaded rim on both sides. Obverse: Profile bust of Boldù as youth looking to proper right, wearing laureate crown; inscribed at edge in Greek ["Ioannis Boldù, painter of Venice"]. Pit below mouth....

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge in Greek ["Ioannis Boldù, painter of Venice"]. Reverse: Inscribed at edge "·OPVS·IONS·BOLDV·PICTORIS·VENETVS·XOSRAFI·" and "·M·CCCC·LVIII·".

Provenance

By 1957, Dr. Wertheimer (Galerie Les Tourettes S.A., Bale, Switzerland); 1957, sold by Dr. Wertheimer to the MFA for $1,000. (Accession date: September 12, 1957)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Italian (Venice), Renaissance, about 1458

Object Place

Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 421. Kress 142.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 85 mm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

57.603

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze (85% copper and 8% tin with 3.7% lead and 2.6% zinc)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals