Artist Francesco Francia, Italian, 1450-1517
  • Ulisse Musotti, Juris Consult of Bologna
  • Rev. Collection of Instruments of Study (alternate title)
Date early 16th cntury
Medium Lead cast, dark patina
Dimensions Overall: 1/2 × 2 11/16 inches (1.3 × 6.8 cm)
Credit Line Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts
Accession Number F69.24
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View Decorative Arts S350, Level 3 (see map)
Inscriptions Inscribed, on front, around edge: I.D.ANT. FILIVS VlIXES. MVSOTVS.
Inscribed, on rear, on pages of open book: ORPHANVM. ET. ADVENAM. NO. DESTITVIT. PUPILIS. ET. VIDVE. FVIT. ADIVTOR.
1969-present, found in the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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Darr, A.P., P. Barnet, A. Boström, C. Avery, et al. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2002, II, cat. 195.