Pair Of Italian 16th Century Mannerist Gilt Bronze Medallions Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene
Unique pair of Italian late Renaissance cast gilt bronze medallions of the late 16th century representing Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. The circular profiles seem to refer to the theme of mystical marriage in Judeo-Christian art.
Both cast bronzes are of Mannerist inspiration and are set within a later carved and wooden frame, topped by a mounted bronze frieze with scrolls and mask.
The diameter of the bronze medallion is cm. 7.2 and they date back to late 1500.
Frame size: Height: 16.5 cm Width: 21.6 cm Depth: 2 cm
Both Medallions are in good condition, with original beautiful gilding, the wooden frame shows minor losses and old restorations, the bronze frieze decoration shows minor losses too.
height: 16.5 cm
width: 21.6 cm
depth: 2 cm