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attributed to Benvenuto CELLINI | Portrait of Cardinal Pietro Bembo (obverse); Pegasus on the fountain Hippocrene (reverse)
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attributed to Benvenuto CELLINI | Portrait of Cardinal Pietro Bembo (obverse); Pegasus on the fountain Hippocrene (reverse)
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attributed to Benvenuto CELLINI
Italy 1500 – 1571
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Portrait of Cardinal Pietro Bembo (obverse);
Pegasus on the fountain Hippocrene (reverse) c.1539
Metalwork
bronze
diameter 5.5 cm (diameter)
not signed, not dated, title obverse relief, "PETRI BEMBI CAR"
Purchased 1988
NGA 1988.1955
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Literature

George Hill, rev. Graham Pollard, Medals of the Renaissance, London: British Museum 1920, 1978, p.85 b&w illus. pl.16 (another impression);

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.484b, p.93, b&w illus. (another impression);

Charles Avery and Susanna Barbaglia, Cellini: L'opera completa, Milan: Rizzoli 1981, cat.16, p.??, b&w illus?? (another impression);

Philip Attwood in Stephen K. Scher (ed.), The Currency of Fame: Portrait Medals of the Renaissance, London: Thames and Hudson 1994, cat.64 as "Artist unknown", pp.173-174, b&w illus. (another impression)

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