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  • Eagle Attacking a Fish (one of five medallions from a coffret), ca. 1110–30
    Conques, France
    Gilt copper and champlevé enamel; 3 9/16 x 9/16 in. (9 x 1.5 cm)
    Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.689)

    The blue and green beasts, locked in battle and compressed into the circular medallion, are emblematic of goldsmith work created at Conques under the patronage of Abbot Boniface (r. 1107–after 1121). On a similar box still at Conques, an inscription proudly proclaims: “In all respects, the coffrets of Conques demonstrate brilliant workmanship.”

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  • Eagle Attacking a Fish (one of five medallions from a coffret), ca. 1110–30
    Conques, France
    Gilt copper and champlevé enamel; 3 9/16 x 9/16 in. (9 x 1.5 cm)
    Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.689)

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