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The term plaque, from the French plaquette, defines small rectangular, square, elliptical or round reliefs, generally obtained by casting bronze, sometimes finished with a burin and chisel. The art of the plaque made its appearance in Italy around the middle of the fourteenth century and interested not only medallists and sculptors, but painters, engravers and goldsmiths of extraordinary skill.

The collection exhibited at the Museum presents specimens dating from the mid-fifteenth century to the early seventeenth century, works by various authors, among which the artist known under the pseudonym of Moderno, recognized by many critics in the Veronese goldsmith Galeazzo Mondella, stands out.