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Eglomisé Plaque with Apostle

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A clear glass plaque decorated on the back with a half-length saint in gold. He holds a book in his left hand and his head, with short hair and beard, is turned to the left. Above and below are stylized gold palmettes and twisted bands forming arcs that join the rectangular frame to enclose the...

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Provenance

Cologne (?). Robert Forrer, Strasbourg. By 1939, George Swarzenski, Boston; by descent to anonymous donor; 1974, gift of anonymous donor. (Accession date: September 11, 1974)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Georg Swarzenski

Italian, Medieval, 14th century

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

9.8 x 2.8 cm (3 7/8 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1974.483

Medium or Technique

Glass with gold leaf and paint

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Glass