Badge with the Virgin and Child
- ca. 1500
- Silver, partial-gilt
- Overall: 3 5/16 x 2 1/16 x 9/16 in. (8.4 x 5.2 x 1.5 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
- Accession Number:
Pendants or badges with images of saints and holy figures were probably worn as talismans–the patron saint likely chosen to answer personal concerns–and as displays of piety.