Description: Patinated terracotta medallion in the style of cast iron. In the shape of a shield, it probably
represents a scene from the conquest of Mexico by the Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century. In the
foreground, we recognize a Spanish soldier by his uniform, defending himself against half-naked Indians. In
the background, a fort and a tent. Perhaps the reconquest of Cuzco?
On the back, a label "Mesnard 373 inventory", indicates that this medallion was part of the collection of
Jean-Marie-Léonce Mesnard (1826-1890)
Work from the end of the 18th century
Height: 31.5 cm - Width: 25 cm.