Cassone with the Conquest of Trebizond
Artists Marco del Buono Giamberti and Apollonio di Giovanni di Tomaso
Date ca. 1461-65
Movement Italian Renaissance
Medium Tempera, gold and silver on wood
Dimensions 39.5 x 77 x 33″
Housed at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Cassoni were a popular medium that were often given to a bride as a wedding gift, usually depicting military conquests or mythological stories to display a family’s interest in learning. Here, the central panel depicts the Florentine conquest of the Venetian city of Trebizond; the gilded armor of the warriors intensifies the richly carved lid, base and scrolls.