'A Battle of Centaurs and Lapiths', plaquette

'A Battle of Centaurs and Lapiths', plaquette

A Battle of Centaurs and Lapiths
Plaquette
Cristoforo Foppa, called Caradosso (about 1452-1527)
Italy (probably Milan)
About 1500-20
Bronze
Museum no. 756-1864

 

Caradosso served at the Milanese court of Ludovico Sforza ('Il Moro') from 1480 and became his personal goldsmith and jeweller. Copies of this plaquette were 'admired with the utmost enthusiasm throughout Italy.' A silver version formed part of a casket and the design also appeared in architecture.