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plaquette
  • Italy
  • plaquette, date unknown
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • copper?
  • Object Height/Width: 8.3 x 13 cm
    Object Height/Width: 3 1/4 x 5 1/8 in
  • Gift of Allan Gerdau
  • Not on display
  • 1957.0089
Description

Plaquette depicts seven human figures. Three kneel in the foreground and four stand behind the three kneeling figures. The center kneeling figure appears to be in some type of large vessel, possibly a baptismal font. The center figure rests his right hand on the head of the kneeling figure on the left. The standing figure, second from the right, holds a disk over the head of the center kneeling figure. The standing male figures on the extreme right and left are nude, except for capes which cover their shoulders. Many holes are punched around the outside edges.