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Pendant depicting The Coronation of the Virgin

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Pendant comprised of carved ivory plaque of Coronation of the Virgin in color with rock crystal cover held by serrated bezel with rope edge. Back silver panel of niello flowers similarly held, ajoure frame of floral work with buds atcorners and at top for ring.


Martin Heckscher Collection, Vienna, until 1898 (sale, Christies, London, May 6, 1898, lot 242, illustrated); Staatliche Museen, Berlin (inv. no. 98, 220); Hinrichsen, Berlin; 1954, sold to the MFA for $1056. (September 9, 1954)

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Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

French (probably Paris), Medieval (Gothic), about 1410–20

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Overall: 8 x 5.7 cm (3 1/8 x 2 1/4 in.)

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Elephant ivory a jour relief, painted, set under rock crystal in a silver-gilt and nielloed frame




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