Medallion

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Object Name: 
Medallion
Accession Number: 
53.3.18
Dimensions: 
Th: 0.6 cm, (relief): 0.2 cm; D (max.): 3 cm, (min.): 2.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1101-1300
Primary Description: 
Opaque dark brick red glass paste; surface heavily pitted; pressed. The nativity in a Byzantine scheme, the virgin lying on a bench swathed up, at the left St. Joseph sitting, above the virgin the swathed up child, above him donkey and ox flanked by moon and sun (the scene is reversed).
Department: 
Provenance: 
Borowski, Elie, Source
Category: 
Technique: 
Le Monde Byzantin dans L'Histoire de la Verrerie (V-XVI siecle) (1970) illustrated, p. 154, fig. 78; BIB# 19074
The Cathedral Age (1954-12) p. 29;