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Reliquary Pendant with Hounds Coursing a Hare

late 14th century
Made in Lower Rhineland, Germany
Silver, partly gilt, niello
Overall: 2 1/4 x 1 x 1/4 in. (5.7 x 2.5 x 0.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Rainer M. Zietz, 1985
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 14
Relics of Saint Barbara and Saint George probably were once visible in the tiny windows of this pendant.
Inscription: inscribed around the edges: "de Sca Barbara de Sco Giorgio"
Margarete Oppenheim d. 1934, Berlin (from 1929–d. 1934) ; [ Julius Böhler Kunsthandlung, Munich (May 1936, lot 465)] ; Private Collection ; [ Sotheby's, London(July 10, 1975, lot 5)] ; Thomas F. Flannery, Jr. 1926–1980, Chicago (sale, 1983) ; [ Sotheby's, London(December 1–3, 1983, lot 18)] ; [ Rainer Zietz Limited, London (sold 1985)]
Thomas F. Flannery Jr. Collection: Medieval and Later Works of Art. London: Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., December 1–2, 1983. no. 18, p. 31.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "One Hundred Fifteenth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1984, through June 30, 1985." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 115 (1985). p. 44.

Wixom, William D., ed. Mirror of the Medieval World. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. no. 186, p. 157.

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