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Two-Sided Pendant with the Archangel Michael and Daniel in the Lion’s Den

Date:
1200 or later
Geography:
Made in probably Constantinople
Culture:
Byzantine
Medium:
Serpentine
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 1/4 x 1 5/16 x 9/16 in. (5.7 x 3.4 x 1.4 cm)
Classification:
Steatites
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Hayford Peirce, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.442.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 303
This personal icon shows the archangel Michael on one side and the prophet Daniel on the other. To the Byzantine faithful, Daniel symbolized the salvation promised to believers.
Inscription: Inscribed in Greek: The Arch[angel] Michael; The Prophet Daniel.
Hayford PeirceCollection; Mrs. Hayford Peirce, San Diego (until 1987)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "One Hundred Eighteenth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1987, through June 30, 1988." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 118 (1988). p. 33.

Wixom, William D., ed. Mirror of the Medieval World. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. no. 111, p. 94.



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