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Urania plaquette
  • Peter Flötner
    circa 1485–1546
    born: Thurgau, Old Swiss Confederacy (present-day Switzerland) ; died: Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany)
  • Urania plaquette, early 1500s–mid 1500s
  • Nine Muses series?
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • bronze
  • Object Height/Width: 7.9 x 5.1 cm
    Object Height/Width: 3 1/8 x 2 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1954.0135

Rectangular, bronze plaquette with a dark brown patina. Image of Urania, the personification of Architecture; nude female figure, partially draped with fabric. Her foot is resting on top of a ball. There are trees in the center left background.