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Eglomisé Plaque with Saint John the Baptist

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One of two clear glass plaques decorated on the back with half-length figures in three-quarter view. The figures, borders, and roundels containing inscriptions are gold. Blue point is used for the background. The mourning Saint John the Baptist has a fragmentary inscription beginning HOC in...

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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 (Venice ?), Medieval, last third of 13th century

Object Place

Venice (?), Italy


3.7 x 3.3 cm (1 7/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glass with gold leaf and paint