Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Satyrs
Single figure Masks, heads and busts
PORTRAITS
Professions and trades
Authors and philosophers Post-ClassicalAretino, Pietro (1492-1557)
Sitters A-Z
Aretino, Pietro (1492-1557)
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Imprese and personal devices
IndividualAretino, Pietro (1492-1557)
Further details
Cast bronze medal; inscription obverse: .D. PETRVS. ARETIN. FLAGEL. PRINCIPVM; the reverse applies to the satyr the philosophical doctrine, originated with Plato, that the soul is presented both in the whole body and in every part of the body: the soul of the satyr is his sexuality.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Veneto
DATE
1535 - 1545
LOCATION
London, British Museum (Dept. of Coins & Medals) (BM. George III Illustrious Persons 37)
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Corpus of Medals
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
P. Attwood, Italian Medals c. 1530-1600, London 2003, v. I, p. 229, no. 406a; v. II, pl. 83
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RELATIONS
British Museum database
Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani
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Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Kress Foundation
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