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Pendant or Hat Pin with Head of John the Baptist, 15th century
Gold, enamel, and carnelian
6.2 x 4.7 cm (2 7/16 x 1 7/8 in.)
Gift of Marilynn B. Alsdorf, 1992.301
Detroit Institute of Arts, Decorative Arts of the Italian Renaissance 1400-1600, November 18, 1958-January 4, 1959, cat. 352.
Virginia, Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences, Melvin Gutman Collection of Antique Jewelry, 1964-66, cat. 57.
Chicago. Martin D'Arcy Gallery of Art, The Art of Jewelry 1450-1650, spring 1975, cat. 2.
Yvonne Hackenbroch, Enseignes, Renaissance Hat Jewels (Florence, 1996), p. 15.
Ian Wardropper et al, Renaissance Jewelry in the Alsdorf Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 25, 2 (2000), pp. 32-33 and 92, no. 2.
Christina Nielsen, ed., Devotion and Splendor: Medieval Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 30, 2 (2004), pp. 16 and 71, no. 47.
Monastery in Klagenfurt [according to D'Arcy 1975]. Melvin Gutman, New York, by 1958; his sale, New York, Parke-Bernet, October 17, 1969, no. 10; Marilynn B.Alsdorf, Chicago [according to Wardropper 2000, p. 4]; given to the Art Institute, 1992.
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