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Saint Michael and the Dragon (?)

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Hollow-cast statuette of a three-quarter-length figure with attachments for wings in back emerging from the back of a dragon. Cast in one piece, chased, gold leafed and silver plated (silver on the face and gold leaf on the rest of the piece). The figure probably held in his raised right arm a...

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By 1957, M. Nicolas E. Landau, Paris; 1957, sold by Landau to the MFA for $1,330. (Accession Date: September 12, 1957)

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Otis Norcross Fund

European (Italy?), Imitation of Gothic, 19th–20th century

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9.8 x 6.9 x 3.3 cm (3 7/8 x 2 11/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

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Metal; gilded bronze; gold leaf and silvering on latten (95% copper, 2% tin, 1.1% zinc, 1.9% lead)