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Horn impression of religious medal of St. Joseph

Horn impression of religious medal of St. Joseph



Horn impression of religious medal of St. Joseph

Period: 18th century

Horn impression of an oval shaped medal of St. Joseph, holding the infant Jesus. The incuse legend reads: SAN IOSEPH, no signature.
These impressions were used as a mould for making embossed straw work. Very finely detailed with superb portraits.

Size: 6 x 4 cm

Article code: 13-9201

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The very complex procedure of making the straw embossment and the horn moulds was described in the 'Journal of the Franklin Institute of the State of Pennsylvania', published in 1830. A link to this publication can be found on Google Books.

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