Medal with a Bust of Nero, c. 1510-1520



The Herschel V. Jones Fund, by exchangeexpand_more  P.72.39

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Daniel Hopfer designed and decorated armor in his adopted city of Augsburg, where Emperor Maximilian I kept an armor-making workshop. The battling centaurs in this etching likely came from Hopfer's repertoire of armor motifs. In the tradition of Augsburg artists, he discovered Italianate motifs early and copied them avidly. Below Nero's profile are freely sketched masks, fluted forms, and winged grotesques with a female head and bird claws.

Medal with a Bust of Nero
Artist Life
c. 1470-1536
Accession Number
Catalogue Raisonne
Bartsch 76 ii/ii; Hollstein 85 ii/ii; Eyssen 80 Ill.B.153 HOLL.85 ii/ii
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