South German or Switzerland 3rd third 16th century
Bronze relief of a piper and drummer, South German or Swiss, last third 16th century
Cast bronze with old patina. Two further versions of this plaque with a depiction of a piper and a drummer in contemporary costume are housed in the museums of Troppau and Vienna.
With a drilled hole in the upper edge, a minor loss to the lower surface, wear throughout. 6.1 x 4.1 cm (oval).
German-Austrian private collection.
For the two further examples see Ingrid Weber: Deutsche, niederländische und französische Renaissanceplaketten 1500-1650, Munich 1975, p. 291-292, no. 667, pl. 181.