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Sunday, February 01, 2009

The Presentation in the Temple 2

Valerio Belli (1468-1564)
'The Presentation of Christ in the Temple' After 1532
Bronze Plaquette
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London



This signed plaquette is taken from a rock-crystal plaque that formed part of a casket completed for Pope Clement VII in 1532.



The actual casket is below and is housed in The Museo degli argenti in The Pitti Palace, Florence.

Valerio Belli: (1468-1564)
Rock crystal case mounted on gilded silver and glazed. 1532
The Museo degli argenti in The Pitti Palace, Florence.