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Pax with Virgin and Child

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Thin copper plaque with gabled top engraved on the front with an enthroned Virgin and Child; a molded frame of five pieces riveted to the edges; and a solid copper handle, rectangular in section, bent, riveted, and soldered to the back. Against an unevenly crosshatched ground is a solid backless...

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Provenance

R. Forrer, Strassburg. By 1957, M.H. Drey, Ltd., London; sold by Drey to the MFA for $395. (Accession Date: September 12, 1957)

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund

European, Imitation of Gothic, 19th or early 20th century

Object Place

Upper Rhine, Germany

Dimensions

17.15 x 11.75 cm (6 3/4 x 4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

57.590

Medium or Technique

Copper (100% copper, traces of lead and tin)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ecclesiastical ornaments