Pope Innocent XII (obverse); Pelican Piercing its Breast (reverse)

Beatrice Hamerani, Italian, 1677 - 1704

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1694

Silver

Diameter: 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm)

Weight: 161 g (0.4 lb.)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Museum purchase with support from the Estate of Wallace D. Bradway, Class of 1947

2022.57

Geography

Place Made: Rome, Italy, Europe

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Medal

Research Area

Sculpture

European History

Decorative Arts

Not on view

Inscriptions

Obverse: Innocen – XII – PONT – OPT- MAX – A-III (circumference). Beatrix Hamerana (bottom left) Reverse: SINVM - SVVM - APERVIT – EGENIS (upper circumference). 1694 (pedestal)

Exhibition History

Roma Resurgens: Papal Medals from the Age of the Baroque, exhibition held at Mount Holyoke College Museum of Art, 4 March–26 April 1981, David and Alfred Smart Gallery, the University of Chicago, 1 July–9 August 1981, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art, 22 August–11 October 1981.

Publication History

Nathan Whitman in collaboration with John Varriano, Roma Resurgens: Papal Medals from the Age of the Baroque, exh. cat. (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Museum of Art, 1981), no, 141. John Varriano, "Some Documentary Evidence on the Restriking of Early Papal Medals," Musuem Notes (American Numismatic Society 26 (1981): 215–23. Filippo Buonanni, Numismata pontificum romanorum, quæ à tempore Martini v. usque ad annum (Rome 1699), vol. 2: 831 no. xiii. W.S. Lincoln & Son, A Descriptive catalogue of papal medals (London, 1890), 82 no. 1545.

Provenance

Michael Hall (1926-2020) sale Baldwin’s, Auction 66: The Michael Hall Collection: Medallic Portraits from the Renaissance to the Nineteenth Century (Part Two), London, June 29, 2010, lot 1204; Robin Halwas, London, England; sold to present collection, 2022.

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