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  • Plaque
  • Style of Lucio Marliani, called Piccinino (1538 - 1607)
  • Style of Lucio Marliani, called Piccinino (1538 - 1607)
  • Milan, Italy
  • c. 1580
  • Steel, gold, silver and oak, embossed, chased and overlaid
  • Height: 18.9 cm
    Width: 30 cm
    Weight: 0.23 kg
  • A1343
  • European Armoury III
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  • Oblong plaque, of blued steel, embossed, chased in low relief, and overlaid with silver and gold. In the centre within an architectural frame is the Triumph of Apollo, who rides with Venus (?) in a car drawn in mid-air by winged horses; behind is a figure holding aloft a radiant head; on either side are seated female musicians. The broad border is decorated with scrolled strapwork, festoons, bunches of fruit and grenades, and panels containing figures symbolical of Music and the Arts. Not of the same high quality as the plaques, A1339-41. In a frame of dark oak.

    Italian (Milanese, style of Piccinino), about 1580.

    L'art ancien, IX, 988 (Nieuwerkerke). Two similar plaques are in the Musée le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen (1924 cat., pl. 187).