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Horn impression of religious medal by Hameranus

Horn impression of religious medal by Hameranus



Horn impression of religious medal by Hameranus

Period: 18th century

Horn impression of oval shaped medal on rectangular tablet of the Virgin Mary presenting the infant Jesus, made by Ermenegildo Hamerani. The incuse legend reads: TV.ES.SPECVLVM / SINE.MACVLA / HERM.HAMERANVS.

These impressions were used as a mould for making embossed straw work.

Size: 7 x 4,5 cm

Article code: 13-9202

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The medallist Ermenegildo Hamerani (1683-1756) was an Italian sculptor and medallist, also known as Hameranus. He is born in Rome as the son of Giovanni Martino Hamerani, member of a famous family of coin and medal producers. In 1719 he became a member of the Accademia di San Luca.

The very complex procedure of making the straw embossment and the horn moulds was described in the 'Journal of the Franklin Institute of the State of Pennsylvania', published in 1830. A link to this publication can be found on Google Books.

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