Alessandro Vittoria
(?)
Portrait of Admiral Contarini. Circa 1575

Terracotta
Height 91 cm
Берлин Инв.№ 305
ЗС-65

This terracotta bust of a bearded man in plate armour and paludamentum, a cape worn by military commanders in ancient Rome, was acquired for the museums of Berlin in Venice in 1841. The identity of the person being portrayed is unknown – the identification of the character with Admiral Contarini is only an assumption.

Browse the item on the Department of Conservation website.

The item participates in the restoration project "Donatello and Other Renaissance Masters".

  • Terracotta
    Height 91 cm
  • At the PMFA since 1946
    Берлин Инв.№ 305
  • ЗС-65
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Alessandro Vittoria

1525–1608