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Portrait of a Man with the Medal of Cosmo the Elder.

Name: Portrait of a Man with the Medal of Cosmo the Elder.
Artist: Sandro Botticelli
Location: Uffizi, Florence, Italy
Year: 1474

This painting belonged to Carlo de'Medici and went into the museum upon his death in 1666. The presence of the medal of Cosmo the Elder "Pater Patriae" has led to the hypothesis that the subject could have been a member of the Medici family, but of the various names that had been proposed, the most likely is that the man portrayed was actually Sandro Botticelli's brother, Antonio who was a goldsmith and medal maker. The medal the man holds is made of gilded stucco applied to the panel. It was an unusual technique for that time.

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