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Badge with the Virgin and Child

Date:
ca. 1500
Culture:
German
Medium:
Silver, partial-gilt
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 5/16 x 2 1/16 x 9/16 in. (8.4 x 5.2 x 1.5 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
Accession Number:
30.95.125
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
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.
Theodore M. Davis, New York
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