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Medallion with Saint Sophia

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Opaque red molded medallion with a half-length frontal figure of Saint Sophia inscribed on either side H A[?IA] CO?IA. With her right hand raised in benediction, she wears a tunic and mantle and veil covering her head. Her nimbus consists of a series of dots.


By 1940, with Kirkor Minassin, New York, NY; 1940, sold by Kirkor Minassian and bought by the MFA through the Samuel Putnam Avery Fund for $45. (Accession date: November 14, 1940)

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

Venetian, first half of 13th century

Object Place

Venice, Italy


2.6 x 2 cm (1 x 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glass paste