A survey on rare damascened steel or iron plaquettes for use on paxes. This article is part of a larger future project that will study the art, architecture, function and history of paxes.
The emergence of Italian plaquettes in France and their use by the enamelers of Limoges, especially Jean Penicaud II and the Master KIP.
An examination of Antonio Gentili’s reworking of Guglielmo della Porta’s models and proposed attributions for several reliefs and paxes.
Riddick collection No. 71 – Summary of an unpublished Spanish pax depicting the Flagellation, here attributed to the Circle of Francisco de Alfaro, early 17th century.
An exceptional pax featuring a Madonna and Child group here attributed to Maso di Bartolomeo after a design by Luca della Robbia. A discussion on the early typology for architecturally inspired pax frames is also explored.
Discussions on the influence of Giovanni Pietro di Birago’s illuminations on mid-16th century reverse painted rock crystals and the alignment of a pax with a Spanish rather than Italian origin.
Examining two rare Lombard paxes inspired by German designs or borrowed from reliefs of German origin.
A popular pax after Michelangelo’s Pieta for Vittoria Colonna and a Deposition pax are here suggested as the product of Ludovico and/or Jacopo del Duca while a later variant of Michelangelo’s Pieta, formed as a pax, is given to a Venetian workshop active in the first part of the 17th century.