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Badge with Virgin and Child and Saint Sebastian

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Circular plate with two soldered loops at the top, decorated on the front with vegetal ornament and figures of the Virgin and Child and Saint Sebastian beneath three Gothic canopies. The plate comprises a central circle, a concentric plaque, and a rim, all of sheet metal, hammered and soldered...

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Provenance

By 1963, with Leopold Blumka, Blumka Gallery, New York; 1963, sold by Blumka to the MFA for $1,200. (Accession Date: February 13, 1963)

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund

Morse or pendant

Lower Rhineland or Netherlandish, Medieval (Gothic), late 15th century (?)

Object Place

Lower Rhine, Germany

Dimensions

DIAM: 13.6 cm (5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

63.121

Medium or Technique

Gilded silver (plate: 95.8% silver, 2.4% copper, 1.4% gold, .4% lead; figures: 93.2%-94.2% silver, 4-5% copper, 1.2-1.3% gold, .4-.5% lead)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork