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Roundel with Basilisks

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Round plaque with enameled border, gilded openwork center, and four attachment holes. Hammered, champlevé, engraved, repoussé, cut out, enameled, and gilded. Enamel colors are lapis blue, turquoise, white, and red. Two basilisks chased with scales, one on top of the other, bite each other's...

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Provenance

About 1946/1947, Prince Anton Juritzky, Paris; sold by Juritzky to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1947, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $350. (Accession Date: May 8, 1947)

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fond

French (Limoges), Medieval, first half of 13th century

Object Place

Limoges, France

Dimensions

Overall (diameter): 93 mm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.1038

Medium or Technique

Champlevé enamel and gilding on copper

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Enamels