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Heraldic Roundel

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One of four openwork repoussé roundels with four pinholes. Triangular enameled, heraldic shields are attached with three pins. Roundels: repoussé, engraved, chased, and cut out. Shields: champlevé, enameled, and gilded. Enamel colors are red and black in single fields. The basilisks in...

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Provenance

By 1957, Johannes Jantzen, Bad Homburg, Germany; 1957, sold by Jantzen to the MFA for $550 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: September 12, 1957) Notes: [1] MFA objects 57.595, 57.596, 57.597 and 57.598 were purchased together.

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

French (Limoges), Medieval, third quarter of 13th century

Dimensions

Overall (diameter): 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

57.597

Medium or Technique

Champlevé enamel and gilding on copper

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Enamels