Stickpin

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1850-70

GUSN

GUSN-102923

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

stickpins
STICKPIN

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.

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

2376

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

American [use]

Dimensions

1/2 in x 3/16 in (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.390