Guarino Da Verona
Guarino Da Verona, Humanist. Verona (1370-1460).
Matteo de’ Pasti
Medallist, Sculptor, Painter. Verona, 1405-1467.
Matteo de’ Pasti lived mainly at the court of the Malatesta in Rimini.
Obverse: · GVVARINVS · VERONENSIS · Bust facing left, aged, cloak fastened on the left shoulder.
Reverse: · MATTHEVS · DE PASTIS · And below F. Within a laurel-wreath, a fountain surmounted by nude male figure, on a globe, with mace and shield.
Likely cast in 1446 when Matteo was working for the Ferrarese court.
- 87 mm. Bronze cast with greenish oxidation.
- Considerable wear — details obscured. Statue on the fountain very approximate. Likely a more recent cast.
- Hill 158; Kress 55.