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Ring brooch

Ring brooch

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1200 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold, engraved and pierced

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dame Joan Evans

  • Museum number:

    M.34-1975

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 5, shelf A, box 1

Physical description

Ring brooch, gold, engraved with an inscription in Latin in Lombardic letters 'AVE MARIA GRAC' (Hail Mary, full of Grace). Pierced with holes which may have held collets for stones or pearls.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1200 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold, engraved and pierced

Marks and inscriptions

'AVE MARIA GRAC'
'Hail Mary, full of grace'
Latin, Lombardic lettering

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.8 cm, Width: 0.4 cm

Descriptive line

Gold ring brooch with a Lombardic inscription to the Virgin and pierced with holes. Inscribed in Latin 'Hail Mary, full of grace'. England, about 1200.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Lightbown, Ronald. Medieval European Jewellery: with a catalogue of the collection in the Victoria & Albert Museum. London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1992. cat. 2. p. 491.

Materials

Gold

Techniques

Engraved

Subjects depicted

Faith

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Christianity

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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