Archaeologia, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity Volume 50, PT. 1

Archaeologia, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity Volume 50, PT. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ... on the 4th August, 1533; and is buried in the church of Sa. Maria in Ara Cseli at Rome. I would now propose to consider some bronze casts from other cardinalic seals of about the same period, which, as it appears to me, may be reasonably assigned to the same able artist, agreeing, as they do, in general plan and in the treatment of the figures and subjects represented thereon. The first of these and the best known is one which was figured and described by me in the Catalogue of Bronzes of European origin in the South Kensington Museum (No. 7799-'63, page 67, and plate vii.). It is of the same pointed oval (a form still showing the Gothic influence, which later in the century yielded to rounded lines) as that of the Cardinal de Valle. The subject of this, again divided into three stages, is a group of saints in front of an arcaded building. The Virgin kneels before the Child, which is supported on a pillow in the foreground. St. Lorenzo, with palm and gridiron, is the prominent central figure; on his right St. Paul, with open book; on his left St. Peter; behind them shepherds, some bringing offerings, others piping. Above, the Almighty with right hand in the act of benediction, the left holding the orb; from Him descends the dove of the Spirit. The Medici arms are on the shield below; the cardinal's hat sustained over it by a flying angel on either side. Round the edge is the inscription--IV T T. S L IN DAM P B R CAR DE MED S R E VICE-CAN THVSCI/E BON Q E LEGAT. Ciaconius. Vita Pont, et Card. vol. iii. p. 350. Andrea de Valle: a Roman, was Canon of S. Peters. Regent of the Apostolic Chancery; Bishop of Miletus (in Calabria). Cardinal under the title of Sa. Agnese in Agone and afterwards of Sa. Prisca. Legate to the kingdom of Naples....show more

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  • English
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  • 1236910389
  • 9781236910387