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#3903: Pax of Ariberto (c.1030): Eagle of St. John

Photo 3903: Pax of Ariberto (c.1030): Eagle of St. John - Milan Cathedral Treasury

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Photo ID
3903
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Title
Pax of Ariberto (c.1030): Eagle of St. John
Caption
Detail of an enamel eagle, symbol of St. John the Evangelist. Detail of the "Pax of Ariberto," created around 1030 or 1040 and given to the Duomo by Archbishop Ariberto. It consists of two panels - the more elaborate one was used to decorate the box in which the cathedral's Gospel book was kept, while the other covered the Gospel book itself. In the 12th century it became part of a "Pax," a panel with a handle that was presented during the ritual of the kiss of peace.
Geotag
45.464450° N, 9.191834° E
Uploaded
January 5, 2010
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
800