Medaillon mit der Büste des Thales von Milet, Hendrick van der Borcht
Hendrick van der Borcht
Medaillon mit der Büste des Thales von Milet
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Hendrick van der Borcht

Medaillon mit der Büste des Thales von Milet, ca. 1632

136 x 174 mm
Inventory Number
Object Number
3810 Z
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Work Data

Basic Information

Medaillon mit der Büste des Thales von Milet
Period Produced
Object Type
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert, datiert und bezeichnet unter dem Medaillon (mit der Feder): Hendrick van borcht F. In francfort / den 12 Augusti 1632 tot goeder Gedachtenisse.; bezeichnet in der Darstellung im Medaillon: ΘAΛHTΟΣ // MIΛHΣIOY; mittig links: Wort gy borge; mittig rechts: Wacht u voor Schade:
Captions Added Later
Verso unten links Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
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Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain

Work Content

Motifs and References



  • 48A9877 ornament ~ medallion
  • 31A221 head (human)
  • 49L12 Roman script; scripts based on the Roman alphabet

Research and Discussion


Object History
Johann Friedrich Städel (1728–1816), Frankfurt am Main
Nachlass Johann Friedrich Städel, 1816.


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