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White metal with traces of gilding. Simple volute form ending in dragon's head; principal part decorated with fourteen circular medallions richly chased with birds and animals, volute chased with quatrefoils in lozenge-shaped compartments.

Provenance

Until 1884, Alfred Greenough (b. 1843/44 - d. 1884), Milton, MA; 1884, by inheritance to his uncle, Charles H. Parker (b. 1817/18 - d. 1908); 1885, gift of Charles H. Parker to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 4, 1885)

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection

Spanish, Medieval, about 1200

Object Place

Spain

Dimensions

19.8 x 13.8 cm (7 13/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

85.232

Medium or Technique

Metal

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ecclesiastical ornaments