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Medallion with Saint George Slaying The Dragon

late 15th century
Mother of pearl
Overall: 2 1/16 x 1/4 in. (5.2 x 0.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Alastair B. Martin Gift, 1986
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
Similar mother of pearl medallions were often set into reliquaries. It has also been suggested that they might have been used as hat ornaments.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hunt, Drumleck Baily, Co. Dublin, Ireland; Thomas F. Flannery, Jr. (1926–1980), Chicago (sold 1983); [ Parke-Bernet Galleries, London (Dec. 1, 1983, lot 31)]; [ Edward R. Lubin, Works of Art, New York (1983-1986)]
Thomas F. Flannery Jr. Collection: Medieval and Later Works of Art. London: Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., December 1–2, 1983. no. 31, pp. 42–43.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "One Hundred Sixteenth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1985, through June 30, 1986." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 116 (1986). p. 33.

Wixom, William D., ed. Mirror of the Medieval World. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. no. 239, p. 198.

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