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Portrait of John VIII Palaoelogus, Emperor of Constantinople, 1424-1428 (reverse)

Pisanelloc. 1438-1439

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, United States

The art of the medal was introduced into Italy by Pisanello, His work as a medalist began with the portrait medal of this emperor, who, in 1438, visited the Council of Ferrara.

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  • Title: Portrait of John VIII Palaoelogus, Emperor of Constantinople, 1424-1428 (reverse)
  • Creator: Pisanello (Italian, Ferrara, c. 1395-1455)
  • Date Created: c. 1438-1439
  • Physical Dimensions: Diameter: 10.4 cm (4 1/8 in.)
  • Provenance: Private collection. (Sotheby & Co., Zurich, 27 May 1974, no. 131). (Blumka Gallery, New York).
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1974.109.b
  • Medium: lead
  • Inscriptions: reverse: OPVS PISANI PICTORIS, EP ON TOV ICANOV ZW PA OV
  • Department: European Painting and Sculpture
  • Culture: Italy, 15th century
  • Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
  • Collection: Sculpture
  • Accession Number: 1974.109.b

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