Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Hermaphrodite
Hermaphroditus and Salmacis Salmacis embracing Hermaphroditus
LITERATURE
Ancient
OvidMetamorphoses Book IV
PORTRAITS
Aristocrats
ItalyEsteMedici, Lucrezia (1545-1561) wife of Alfonso II d'Este
Sitters A-Z
Medici, Lucrezia (1545-1561)
Further details
Cast bronze medal; the reverse does not belong with the obverse and is not by Pastorino; inscription obverse: LVCRETIA MED. FERR. PRINC. A.A. XIII.; signed on shoulder: .P.; on truncation: .1558.; on reverse, Salmacis embracing Hermaphroditus in a lake; inscription: ITA DI IVBEATIS
ARTIST/CREATOR
Pastorini, Pastorino de' (c1508-1592)
DATE
1558
LOCATION
London, British Museum (Dept. of Coins & Medals) (BM. George III Ferrara M 47)
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Corpus of Medals
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
P. Attwood, Italian Medals c. 1530-1600, London 2003, v. I, p. 268, no. 587a
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RELATIONS
British Museum database
Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani
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Acknowledgements
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