Emperor Caracalla as a Boy (obverse); Genius and Death (reverse)

attributed to Giovanni Boldù, Italian, 1424 - 1477




Overall: 3 11/16 × 3 5/8 × 1/4 in. (9.3 × 9.2 × 0.6 cm)

Weight: 202 g (0.4 lb.)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Roger Arvid Anderson Collection - 250th Anniversary Gift, 1769-2019



Place Made: Italy, Europe



Object Name

Sculpture: Medal

Research Area


On view


Obverse: ANTONINUS PIVS AVGUSTVS (Bust facing left); Reverse: Nude figure, Face in hands, Skull and Cupid

Course History

ARTH 27.02, Living Stone: Sculpture in Early Modern Italy, Elizabeth Kassler-Taub, Winter 2022

HIST 43.02, European Intellectual History 1400-1800, Darrin McMahon, Fall 2022

Exhibition History

Living with Sculpture: Presence and Power in Europe, 1400–1750, Citrin Family Gallery and Engles Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 23, 2024–March 22, 2025.

Publication History

Roger Arvid Anderson, The Roger Arvid Anderson Collection, Medals, Medallions, Plaquettes and Small Reliefs, Paintings, Sculpture, Works on Paper and Textiles, San Francisco: Roger Arvid Anderson (published privately), design by David L. Wilson, 2015, p. 30-31.


Morton & Eden, Ltd., London, England, June 2014, lot 564; sold to Roger Arvid Anderson, San Francisco, California, 2014; lent to present collection, 2014; given to present collection, 2016.

Catalogue Raisonne

Ress, variant No. 143; Hill Corpus, No. 423

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