Pax, surmounted by a figure of Christ, holding the banner of the Resurrection

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Milan, Italy, early 16th century.
Silver-gilt, chased, with stamped designs, and rubies set in rosettes.
AZ053
Provenance: 
Charles Stein, Paris, 1899; J.H. FitzHenry, London; from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan.
Notes: 

The Adoration of the Magi, at center, is based upon a painting by Vincenzo Poppa, now in the National Gallery, London. The Pax was produced in the same goldsmith's atelier as the Pax of Francesco Sforza II in Vigevano, a Pax in the Louvre, and a cross dated 1511 in the Museo Poldi Pezzuoli, Milan.

Summary: 

Rectangular enamel plaque in the shape of altar. In the front is depicted the "Adoration of the Magi", and around it medallions with different saints. In the back, a scene of the "Garden of Eden" (?). A small Christ in bronze stands on the top of the plaque. On the back there is a ram's head in bronze, and at each side are winged figures in bronze.

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