Medallion with bust of St. John the Theologian holding a book

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Copper-gilt and cloisonné enamel.
diameter: 3 15/16 inches (98 mm)
Acquired by J. Pierpont Morgan before 1913.
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Inscription in Greek identifies the figure as St. John the Theologian; numbered on reverse, "P.M. 903".
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Acquired by J. Pierpont Morgan before 1913.
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19th-century replica of 11th-century Byzantine medallion.
Related in style, color, smoothness and workmanship to a large group of enamels which were in the Michael Botkin collection in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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