third quarter of 13th century
Made at Limoges (France)
Overall (diameter): 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Champlevé enamel and gilding on copper
Not On View
One of four openwork repoussé roundels with four pinholes. Triangular enameled, heraldic shields are attached with three pins. Roundels: repoussé, engraved, chased, and cut out. Shields: champlevé, enameled, and gilded. Enamel colors are red and black in single fields. The basilisks in openwork with twisted heads biting their necks and long flowering tails surround a central gilded shield showing a red rampant lion with black claws, tongue, and eye. Three ajoure modeled dragons fill spaces in circle (four holes for fastening) left by shield of red rampant lion of Castille with black claws.
By 1957, Johannes Jantzen, Bad Homburg, Germany; 1957, sold by Jantzen to the MFA for $550 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: September 12, 1957)
 MFA objects 57.595, 57.596, 57.597 and 57.598 were purchased together.
John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund