Although described by Vasari as ‘rare and truly beautiful’, no struck example of a medal made by Alessandro Cesati for the Jubilee of 1550 is known. The main evidence of its appearance is a thin silver-plated lead striking of its reverse in the Bargello, Florence. The discovery of a pamphlet, possibly by Cesati, describing the medal confirms the design of its obverse, explains its ‘double Jubilee’ iconography and suggests that these unusual lead strikings were made to advertise his skill to prospective clients or employers.

A 1550 'double Jubilee' medal by Alessandro Cesati

DANIELE, Giulia
2023

Abstract

Although described by Vasari as ‘rare and truly beautiful’, no struck example of a medal made by Alessandro Cesati for the Jubilee of 1550 is known. The main evidence of its appearance is a thin silver-plated lead striking of its reverse in the Bargello, Florence. The discovery of a pamphlet, possibly by Cesati, describing the medal confirms the design of its obverse, explains its ‘double Jubilee’ iconography and suggests that these unusual lead strikings were made to advertise his skill to prospective clients or employers.
2023
Settore L-ART/02 - Storia dell'Arte Moderna
medal; renaissance; rome; vasari; cesati; iconografia; medaglia; giubileo; cinquecento
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