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Stickpin

2006.44.390 (RS9112)

Description

Painted gold stickpin with round head decorated with an enameled depiction of the winged lion of St. Mark.

Details

Label
The Latin text on the lion's tablet reads "Pax tibi, Marce, Evangelista meus" or "Peace be upon you, O Mark, my Evangelist." Venetian legend holds that Mark was approached by an angel who greeted him with those words as he entered the area that would become Venice.
Maker
unknown
Date
1850-70
Location of origin
American [use]
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
STICKPIN
stickpins
Dimensions
1/2 in x 3/16 in (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.390
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
102923

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