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medallion pendant of Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian
  • Germany
  • medallion pendant of Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, late 1400s
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • silver, mother of pearl, gilding, carving
  • Object Diameter: 5.1 cm
    Object Diameter: 2 in
  • Museum purchase with de-accession funds
  • Not on display
  • 1983.0087
Multimedia
Description
Exhibitions

Recto: Medallion pendant with a carved mother of pearl relief of two men (Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian). Man at right wears a hatd and tunic and holds object in hands. Man at left is not clothed and his hands are behind his back around a tree. Green leafy design at BC.

Verso: Silver gilt plaque engraved with man (identified as Saint George) in armor and using a spear to slay the dragon against a starry sky background.

The medallion is contained within a circular frame with a twisted wire border. Circular attachments at top and bottom.