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The Forge of Vulcan

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Based on engraving by Cornelius Bosch (1546) after Heemskerk's painting (1536). Circular plaque, cast bronze, narrow wreath with irregularly spaced holes encloses low relief landscape for four men, forge at left, women and child at right in higher relief.

Provenance

Johan Quirijn van Regteren Altena (b. 1899 - d. 1980), Amsterdam; sold by Regteren Altena to Nystad Antiquairs, The Hague; 1962, sold by Nystad to the MFA for $1,100. (Accession Date: December 12, 1962)

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

German (Nuremberg), 1570–80

Object Place

Nuremberg, Germany

Dimensions

Diameter: 6 1/4 in.

Accession Number

62.1167

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture