Christ and Saint Paul
Object Place: Europe, Rome, Italy
Diameter: 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; cast bronze
Italian Renaissance Gallery (Gallery 206)
Circular medal of Christ. Pierced at top.
Obverse: Profile bust of Christ looking to proper right, with cruciform nimbus with tooled circles in arms of cross; inscribed at edge “YHS·XPC SALVA TOR·MVNDI”.
Reverse: Profile bust of Saint Paul looking to proper left with nimbus; inscribed at edge “VAS·ELECTIONIS·PAVLVS·APOSTOVS”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "YHS·XPC SALVA TOR·MVNDI".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "VAS·ELECTIONIS·PAVLVS·APOSTOVS".
Dolfus Collection [see note 1]; 1967, sold by Jean-Georges Rueff (Paris, France) to the MFA. (Accession date: March 8, 1967)
 May be Jean Dollfus.
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour