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Framed Medal of Mary Magdalene

422, Lot: 716. Estimate $200.
Sold for $280. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

WESTERN EUROPE. Framed Cast Æ Medal (141mm, 310.80 g, 12h). Manufactured circa 17th-18th centuries. The Repentant Magdalen: half-length figure of Mary Magdalene facing slightly right with face turned upwards; on draped table before, flagellum open book upon which skull sits, and jar of oil; tree on either side / Incuse of obverse. Cf. Penitent Magdalene by Titian (see example in the Getty). EF, japaned surfaces with face, hands, and other portions of the surface originally polished. Mounted in a rosewood ogee frame with original brass hanger mounted on back. An attractive piece of Counter-Reformation Roman Catholic art.

NB: the diameter and weight include the medal and frame.