Pax

Italian (Florence)
Renaissance
about 1460–70


Object Place: Europe, Florence, Italy

Dimensions

27.94 x 12.7 cm (11 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

1972.400

Medium or Technique

Metal, enamel

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ecclesiastical ornaments

Pax. Niello, gilt-bronze and enamel. Semi-circular pedimented panel and central panel, niello, in gilt-bronze architectural setting, surmounted by ornate floral ornaments. Central panel shows Christ in 3/4 view, supported by two angels. Columns on each side with turquoise enamel decoration on trunk. Inscribed: ACCIPITE. OSCVLVM. PACIS. I.N.R.I. X PS. REX. GLORIA PACEM. MEAM. DOVOBIS.

Inscription

Three inscriptions on the front; a fourth if you include the monogram at the top.

Provenance

Blumka Gallery, New York, 1972.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund