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Combat Between Dragon and Dog (one of five medallions from a coffret)

Combat Between Dragon and Dog (one of five medallions from a coffret)

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Summary

The blue and green beasts, locked in battle and compressed into these circular medallions, are emblematic of goldsmiths’ work created at Conques under the patronage of Abbot Boniface (r. 1107–after 1121). On a similar box still at Conques, an inscription proudly proclaims: “In all respects, the coffrets of Conques demonstrate brilliant workmanship.”
Made in Conques, France
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Date

1110 - 1129
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Source

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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