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Quadruped (one of five medallions from a coffret)
Eagle Attacking a Fish (one of five medallions from a coffret)
Combat Between Dragon and Dog (one of five medallions from a coffret)
Winged Dragon (one of five medallions from a coffret)
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The blue and green beasts, locked in battle and compressed into these circular medallions, are emblematic of goldsmiths’ work created at Conques under the patronage of Abbot Boniface (r. 1107–after 1121). On a similar box still at Conques, an inscription proudly proclaims: “In all respects, the coffrets of Conques demonstrate brilliant workmanship.”
Jean-Baptiste Carrand, Lyons (before 1856); Michel Boy (b. 1845), Paris; Sigismond Bardac, Paris (in 1900); Georges Hoentschel (French, Paris 1855–1915)(before 1911); J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
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