'The Sacrifice of a Swine', plaquette

'The Sacrifice of a Swine', plaquette

'The Sacrifice of a Swine'
Plaquete
Andrea Briosco, called Riccio (1470-1532)
Italy (Padua)
About 1475-1500
Bronze
Museum no. A.415-1910
Salting Bequest

Several examples of this relief survive. The design resembles an engraving of the same subject by Girolamo Mocetto, an artist who was contemporary to Riccio. It is not clear whether the engraving is the source of the relief, or whether both derive from a classical origin.