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15th century
Copper alloy
Overall: 9 1/4 x Diam. of base 4 1/4 in. (23.5 x 10.8 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1957
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 19
[ Blumka Gallery(sold 1957)]
Freeman, Margaret. "The Iconography of the Merode Altarpiece." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 16, no. 4 (December 1957). p. 132.

Husband, Timothy B., and Jane Hayward, ed. The Secular Spirit: Life and Art at the End of the Middle Ages. New York: Dutton Publishing, 1975. no. 1, p. 22.

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