Morse with Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306

This morse, used to fasten a priest's robe at the neck, combines the arts of the goldsmith and the illuminator. Under the rock crystal is an image of Saint Francis, painted on parchment. According to his legend, Saint Francis received the marks of Jesus' wounds from his Crucifixion as he knelt in prayer.

Morse with Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, Gilded copper, silver, translucent enamel, parchment, glass gems, Italian

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