Magnificent North Italian Late 15th Century Renaissance Bronze Plaquette
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Magnificent North Italian Late 15th Century Renaissance Bronze Plaquette :
A MAGNIFICENT NORTH ITALIAN LATE 15th CENTURY RENAISSANCE BRONZE PLAQUETTE AFTER AN ANTIQUE GEM
EXTREMELY RARE WITH PROVENANCE FROM THE FAMOUS ROSENHEIM COLLECTION
HERCULES AND THE CRETAN BULL
[RENAISSANCE PLAQUETTE] Hercules and the Cretan Bull. Bronze. s.d. s.l., likely Northern Italian late 15th - early 16th the century. 28 x 23 mm.An exceedingly rare and beautiful Renaissance Plaquette likely after an antique gem. The unusual thickness is indicative of the earliestplaquettes. Provenance: Label of the famous collection of Max Rosenheim to recto. See: The Rosenheim Collections: Catalogue of the Collection of Medals, Plaquettes & Coins: Chiefly of the Renaissance, Formed by the Late Max Rosenheim, Esq., F.S.A. and Maurice Rosenheim, Esq., F.S.A.Sotheby's, 30 April 1923.