Cosimo de Medici - Item #237
Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.
Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.
FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.
WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.
STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.
SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.
TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.
ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
3 Inches High x 3 Inches Wide
PLEASE NOTE: This piece can either be hung or placed on a flat surface. Make a note with your preference when ordering so we know whether or not to include a hook.
During the Renaissance it became popular for various rulers and wealthy families to commission medals. Inspired by Roman coins, the medals were an inexpensive, easy way to circulate images of important figures. In addition to an image there was often a message that served to convey political propaganda. This medal's inscription, created c. 1465/1469, translates to read, "Cosimo de Medici, the Father of the Country by Public Decree."
Artist: Michelozzo di Bartolommeo
Time Period: Renaissance
1911 Catalog ID # - 11718