'Augustin Loesch, Chancellor of the Duchy of Bavaria'

'Augustin Loesch, Chancellor of the Duchy of Bavaria'

'Augustin Loesch, Chancellor of the Duchy of Bavaria'
Medal (uniface)
Friedrich Hagenauer (active 1525-46)
Southern Germany
1526
Lead, cast
Museum no. 150-1867

Like many German sculptors, Hagenauer carved his models in fruitwood. This accounts for the accuracy and linear clarity of his work. His medals frequently show the sitter's head in profile with the shoulders turned frontally and the date sunk into the field of the medal. Many were later copied for wooden gaming pieces.

Legend in Latin, 'The image of Augustin Loesch of Hilkers, doctor of law, Chancellor of the Duchy of Bavaria'