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Medal with Michelangelo (verso)

Leone Leoni1561

Casa Buonarroti

Casa Buonarroti
Firenze, Italy

The medal in lead represents on the other side an old man, with Michelangelo’s features, characterised with a stick, a rosary, a canteen and a old-fashioned dress, that allow to identify him with a pilgrim. The figure, blind, is being driven by a dog and around the margin of the medal there is an inscription taken from the Psalms (LI, 15): “DOCEBO INIQUOS V[ias] T[uas] ET IMPII AD TE CONVER[tentur]”. The reference to the blindness is a recurring theme in the last Michelangelo’s literary production.

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  • Title: Medal with Michelangelo (verso)
  • Creator: Leone Leoni
  • Date Created: 1561

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