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Antonio PISANELLO | Portrait of Niccolò Piccinino, condottiere (obverse); She-griffin of Perugia suckling children (reverse)
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Antonio PISANELLO | Portrait of Niccolò Piccinino, condottiere (obverse); She-griffin of Perugia suckling children (reverse)
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Antonio PISANELLO
Italy 1375/1415 – 1455
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Portrait of Niccolò Piccinino, condottiere (obverse);
She-griffin of Perugia suckling children (reverse) c.1440-41
Metalwork
bronze
8.8 cm (diameter)
obverse relief: "NICOLAVS.PICININVS.VICECOMES. MARCHIO.CAPITANEVS.MAX.AC.MARS.ALTER", title, signed reverse relief: "BRACCIVS.PISANI.P.OPVS.N.PICININVS";
"PERVSIA" on collar
Purchased 1986
NGA 1986.1809
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Literature

G.F. Hill, Pisanello, London: Duckworth & Co. 1905, pp.127-128, pls.33, 34; George Francis Hill, A Corpus of Italian Medals of the Renaissance before Cellini, London: British Museum 1930 cat. 22, p.8, illus. b&w;

G.F. Hill and Graham Pollard, Renaissance Medals from the Samuel H. Kress Collection at the National Gallery of Art, London: Phaidon n.d. cat. 4, p.8, illus. b&w

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