271 BRONZE BAS-RELIEF BY PIETRO PAULO NARDI ITALIAN, 16TH CENTURY Christ and the Virgin. Rectangular. Bust representations, three-quarters facing. Christ with long wavy hair, his halo with incised enrichments. He holds an orb in his left hand. The Virgin with her bands in an attitude of prayer; her cloak with a star on shoulder. Size, 4 x 51/2 inches Pietro Paul Nardi was a celebrated sculptor of the Renaissance. He was known as « left-handed Romano ». From the Spitzer legacies. [SEE ILLUSTRATION] 272 THREE BRONZE PLAQUETTES OF THE PADUAN SCHOOL ITALIAN, 15TH CENTURY Plaques of a coffer or inkstand. (a) Rectangular plaque, the centre with two cornucopiae forming wreath and flanked by two groups of centaurs with nymphs astride. To the right a viol on the ground and to the left pipes of Pan. Size, 81/2 x 21/2 inches (b) Two plaques, each with head of Gorgon Medusa forming centre. (3) Size, 41/4, x 21/2 inches Plaque a figures as No. 412 in Emile Molinier, « Les Bronzes de la Renaissance », Les Plaques. Catalogue Raisonné, Paris, 1886; and is described in « La Collection Spitzer », Paris, 1892, vol. 4, p. 162, No. 104. SALE, PARIS, 1893, CATALOGUE NUMBER 1599; Atlas, Plate 43. Plaques b from the Spitzer legacies. [SEE ILLUSTRATION] 273 GILDED BRONZE PLAQUETTE, SCHOOL OF DONATELLO ITALIAN, 15TH CENTURY Triumph of Love. Oblong, Eros on a chariot driven by three horses and preceded by a group of slaves. The back signed OTNA-G. Length, 23/4 inches From the Spitzer legacies. 274 OVAL BRONZE PLAQUETTE ALLEGORICAL OF ABUNDANCE PADUAN, 16TH CENTURY Young woman in flowing draperies, holding a sceptre, pressing her breast to the mouth of a cornucopia borne by a griffin. Size, 41/2 x 31/4 inches From the Spitzer legacies. 106