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May 31, 2014 11:00 AMCalender

Ecclesiastical Wax Seals, Three, European, c. 1400-1600.

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Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2730BLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 31, 2014 11:00AM


Ecclesiastical Wax Seals, Three, European, c. 1400-1600.
Three seals originally attached to documents, one with silk threads attached, the other two with vestiges of parchment strip attachment; fingerprints on the versos of all three, one is oval, 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 in., with a seated Bishop flanked by two coats of arms, and formed of a light-colored wax; the other two are dark and round; the smaller is 2 1/2 in. and depicts the Madonna and Child, flanked by two saints; and the larger (4 1/4 in.) seal depicts Saint Peter (with his key) in a gothic architectural framework, with a smaller counter-seal on the verso; all have wear and edge chips, the text around the edges is fragmentary. (3)
Estimate $250-350

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Madonna, seated Bishop