Rare large (9 cm) Limoges medaillon. Central motive: wyvern attacking a lion. Eyes in white and black glass paste. Exterior circle: of the larger type, decorated with complex abstract motives in a fixed rhythm. Enamelled and gilt copper.This Medaillon is very similar to the Medaillon in Musée Cluny with inventory number Cl. 14700: same larger outer circle with same complex motive and central part depicting wyvern attacking wyvern.Provenance: from the heritage of Jakob Eschweiler (1894-1965). Jakob Eschweiler was head of the "Erzbischofliches Museum" (Museum of the Archbishop) in Cologne from 1926 until 1938. This museum, specialized in medieval art is now the famous Kolumba Museum in Cologne.
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