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Pilgrim Token with Saint Symeon Stylite the Younger
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Pilgrim Token with Saint Symeon Stylite the Younger


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This pilgrim's token shows Saint Symeon of the Wondrous Mountain (d. 592) on top of the column that he used as a hermitage. Below stand his disciple Conon and his mother Martha. Above, two angels crown him for his ascetic exploits. The other side of the medallion carries a cross. Such medallions were given to pilgrims to the shrine of Saint Symeon, located close to Antioch on the Orontes, modern-day Antakya in Turkey.
Exhibitions
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
  • Sacred Souvenirs: Byzantine Pilgrimage Art. Dumbarton Oaks, Washington. 1982.
Provenance Emmanuel (Manolis) Segredakis, Paris and New York [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1945, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Translation] Blessing of Saint Simeon the Miracle-Worker. Amen.
Credit Museum purchase, 1945

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Period
ca. 1100 (Medieval)
Medium
composite material
(Metal)
Accession Number
55.78
Measurements
Diam: 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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