Pendant

English or French
Medieval
late 12th century
Made at Limoges (France), Made at Limoges workshop in England


Object Place: Europe, England or France

Dimensions

Diameter: 4.6 cm (1 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

57.673

Medium or Technique

Champlevé enamel and gilding on copper

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Enamels

An openwork roundel with beaded border and suspension ring. Repoussé, champlevé, punched, engraved, chased, cutout, enameled, and gilded. An openwork dragon bends back to bite his coiling tail, which terminates in large blossoms. The dragon’s wing, with rinceaux in reserve, was blue enamel.

Provenance

1957, Mr. and Mrs. John Hunt, London and Dublin; 1957, gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Hunt to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 9, 1957)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Hunt in honor of Dr. Georg Swarzenski