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Pilgrim Medallion with Christ, Angels, Apostles, and Saints
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Pilgrim Medallion with Christ, Angels, Apostles, and Saints


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Description Made from molten glass pressed in a mold, this type of medallion was mass-produced and served as a souvenir or memento of a visit to a holy shrine. The medallion, with a typically Byzantine composition, shows that craftsmen in the port city of Venice were familiar with the art of Constantinople.
Exhibitions
  • 3000 Years of Glass: Treasures from The Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1982.
  • Treasures of Heaven. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The British Museum, London. 2010-2011.
  • The Saint Francis Missal. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2020.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions Cast labels identify the figures on the medallion. On the middle register, reading right to left and top to bottom: left of leftmost figure: B/TO/LO/M/US; [Transcription] B[AR]T[H]OLOM[E]US; [Translation] Bartholomew; left of the central figure: S/ IC; [Transcription] S[ANCTUS]/I[ESUS] C[HRISTUS]; [Translation] Saint (refers to Bartholemew), Jesus Christ; right of the central figure: S/ XC; [Transcription] S[ANCTUS]/ XC[hristus]; Saint (refers to Mark), Christ; right of rightmost figure: MARCUS; [Transcription] MARCUS; [Translation] Mark. On the lower register, reading right to left and top to bottom: left of leftmost figure: S/IA/CO/b;[Transcription] S[ANCTUS] IACOB; [Translation] Saint James; left of the central figure: S; [Transcription] S[ANCTUS]; [Translation] Saint; right of the central figure: F; [Transcription] F[rancis]; [Translation] Francis; right of rightmost figure: SP/T; [Transcription] S[ANCTUS] P[E]T[ER]; [Translation] Saint Peter.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
13th century (Medieval)
Medium
glass
(Glasswares)
Accession Number
47.5
Measurements
2 5/8 x 2 5/16 x 7/16 in. (6.6 x 5.9 x 1.1 cm)
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