A very large and impressive medallion showing St. Symeon Stylites the Younger
Lot 3132
Anonymous, circa 10th century. Medallion (Lead, 55 mm, 31.68 g, 12 h), "Eulogia" of St. Symeon Stylites the Younger. +EVΛ[OΓIA TOV AΓI૪ CVMЄⲰN TO ΘAVMATOVPΓOV + AI]NЄITЄ TON ΘN ЄN TOIC AΓIOIC AVTO ("Blessing of Saint Symeon the Miracle Worker - Praise God in his saints") Nimbate half-length bust of St. Symeon the Younger, wearing monastic hood and holding book of Gospels, seated on column, flanked by two angels, the left angel ascending on a flight of stairs, holding a cross, the other angel flying on the right of the stylite; below, on the left side of the column, Symeon’s disciple Konon nimbate, standing right; on the right side of the column, Symeon’s mother St. Martha nimbate, standing left, both saints with their hands raised in a gesture of supplication. Rev. Large ornate cross with globules on each corner. Philippe Verdier: A Medallion of Saint Symeon the Younger, in: The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 67/1 (Jan. 1980), p. 17-26, fig. 1 and 2. Cf. Gary Vikan: Art, Medicine, and Magic in Early Byzantium, in: DO Papers 38 (1984), p. 65-86, fig. 7. A very large and impressive piece. Pierced and some marks, otherwise, good fine.
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220 CHF
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Closing time: 18-Jul-22, 16:22:30 CEST
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