CELLINI, Benvenuto
(b. 1500, Firenze, d. 1571, Firenze)

Seal of Cardinal Ippolito d'Este

c. 1540
Lead, 11 x 8 cm
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon

Cardinal Ippolito d'Este commissioned a stamp from Benvenuto Cellini of which there is a positive version in lead in Lyon. On this seal two scenes are in low relief, one showing St John preaching in the desert, the other St Ambrose on horseback and with a whip in his hand, driving the Aryans away.