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Virgin and Child with Young Saint John the Baptist

After a composition by Francisco Beccerril (Spanish (Cuenca), 1494–1572)
16th century
Spanish, Cuenca
Silver, partially gilded
Diameter: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Credit Line:
The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931
Accession Number:
Not on view
The composition featuring the Virgin (whose head is missing) with the Christ child and Saint John the Baptist would have been set on the back side of a silver cross, at the intersection of its two arms. The figural position is a separate element that has been attached to a wreathed backing, in a technique known from other Beccerril works.
Michael Friedsam (until 1931; bequeathed to MMA)
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