Portrait of Cosimo de' Medici in full armor, his left hand resting on a staff

Engraving; first state of two | 43.5 x 30.5cm | 1544

Niccolò della Casa

Cosimo is presented as an imperial Roman figure, wearing antique armor that bears the ram of Augustus at the waist and on the helmet and the eagle of Camillus on the torso. Also adorning the armor are symbols of contemporary Florence such as Hercules...
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