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Friday, July 15, 2016

hound and varlet, 13th c

the metropolitan museum of art  - Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Actually the record at the Met for this object dating from c. 1240 reads "Medallion with Varlet with Horn and Hound."  I changed it to refer to my biased view.  This small decoration is gilt and enamel cloisonné on copper, 3 9/16" diameter, made in Limoges.  (You probably know that name for something else way more breakable made way later.)

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