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Medallion: M.60-1904

Object information


Uncertain Unknown (Production)


Circular portrait medallion of a half-length figure in relief. The figure is set obliquely to the picture plane and the face is seen in a three-quarter view turned to the right. The right arm is held horizontally in front of the body. The figure wears a crown and the Toison d'Or. He is clad in a fur-lined robe; to the left of his head is scratched '1430' in a rude style. This and other parts bear traces of gilding.


History note: Hollingworth Magniac; sold Christie, Manson & Woods, 2 July, 4 July and following days, Catalogue of the Renowned Collection of Works of Art, chiefly formed by the late Hollingoworth Magniac, Esq., (Known as the Colworth Collection), p. 86, first part of lot 264, a pair of of circular medallions. Sold to McClean for £3.3.0.

Legal notes

McClean Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 3.0 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank


15th century
16th century
17th Century
Circa 1400 CE - Circa 1800 CE


The drapery treatment, especially the folds, suggest a later date for the execution of the medallion.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gold

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Carving : Alabaster, carved in relief with traces of gilding

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: philippe le bon duc de Bourgogne
  • Location: Stuck on the label
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: small label

  • Text: 617
  • Location: To the left of his arm
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 1430
  • Location: To left of head
  • Method of creation: Scratched

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.60-1904
Primary reference Number: 31333
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 23 April 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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