Medallion with Saint Nicholas

Italian (Venice)
second half of 13th century


Object Place: Europe, Venice, Italy

Dimensions

2.4 x 1.8 cm (15/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

40.728

Medium or Technique

Opaque red glass paste

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Glass

Opaque red molded medallion with a half length frontal figure of Saint Nicholas inscribed on either side O A[?IOC] NHKO?AOC in relief. His right arm is raised in a gesture of benediction. He hs closely cropped hair, balding on top, and a short beard. Dressed as an Eastern bishop, he wears a pallium. The nimbus is a continuous line.

Provenance

By 1940, with Kirkor Minassin, New York, NY; 1940, sold by Kirkor Minassian and bought by the MFA through the Samuel Putnam Avery Fund for $50. (Accession date: November 14, 1940)

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund