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Roundel with Eagle Venetian Sculptor


Venetian Sculptor active in the 13th century

Alkotói korszak
Culture Italian
Date 13th century
Object type relief
Medium, technique limestone

50 cm, 25 kg

Inventory number 1466
Collection Sculptures
On view This artwork is not on display

In twelfth- and thirteenth-century Venice, it was customary to decorate the façade of buildings with carved roundels (patere) that were adorned with animals and floral motifs. The roundels held by the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest were made from limestone in thirteenth-century Venice. The majority of the designs derive from Byzantine and Islamic decorative arts. Certain motifs must have had symbolic meaning beyond their decorative function. The roundel in Budapest showing an eagle with spread wings is a high-quality relic of Romanesque depictions of animals.


Balogh, Jolán, Katalog der ausländischen Bildwerke des Museums der bildenden Künste in Budapest, IV – XVIII. Jahrhundert: 1. Textband Bd. 1, Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 1975, p. 36., no. 12.

This record is subject to revision due to ongoing research.

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