Reverse Painted Glass Medallion

Object Name: 
Reverse Painted Glass Medallion

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Object Name: 
Reverse Painted Glass Medallion
Accession Number: 
81.3.133
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4.1 cm, Th: 2 mm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1585
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass, flat glass; decorated on reverse with unfired pigments and gold foil. Flat, circular panel; decorated on reverse with coat of arms of the elector of Saxony, Augustus (1526-1586); inscribed around edge: ".AVGVSTVS.CHVRFVRST.ZV. SACHSSEN BVRGGRAF.AG:"; the reverse reveals unprotected red and black pigments and silver foil (where some black pitch-like substance seems to have broken away); green leather-covered circular box with white satin and green velvet linings; brass hook catch; not original to plaque but probably of 18th-century date.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Pahl-Mehringer, Source
1981-12-31
Color: 
Inscription: 
.AVGVSTVS.CHVRFVRST.ZV. SACHSSEN BVRGGRAF.AG:
Inscription
around edge
Renaissance Remix: Art and Imagination in 16th-Century Europe
Venue(s)
Memorial Art Gallery of The University of Rochester 2012-07 through 2016-07
See the world of the Renaissance through the eyes of a young boy growing up in mid 16th-century Europe—a time of political, cultural, religious and social change. Imagine that your world has been transformed by the invention of the printing press, the “discovery” of the New World, and a widespread explosion of intellectual and artistic energy. At the center of this long-term installation is MAG’s much-loved Portrait of a Boy of the Bracciforte Family, but it also showcases 30 other works from the Gallery’s collection, the Metropolitan Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass. Hands-on activities, videos, touch screen displays and listening posts explore the Renaissance “spirit of change” through five major themes—portraiture, arms and armor, music, worldly goods, and the power of the press.
Amalierte Stuck uff Glas/Hinder Glas gemalte Historien und Gemäld
Venue(s)
Schlossmuseum des Marktes Murnau 1995-08-11 through 1995-11-12
 
Amalierte Stuck uff Glas: Hinder Glas gemalte Historien und Gemald (2nd Ed.) (1997) illustrated, pp. 116-117, # F20; BIB# 59822
Amalierte Stuck uff Glas: Hinder Glas gemalte Historien und Gemald (1995) illustrated, pp. 116-117, #F 20; BIB# 36574
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1981 (1982) p. 4;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 24 (1982) illustrated, p. 93, #19; BIB# AI9252