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Badge

  • Place of origin:

    Flanders (made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)
    post 16th century (altered)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver-gilt with stones in gold settings

  • Museum number:

    2276-1855

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Silver-gilt Badge of the Archer's guild with stones in gold settings, depicting above; the Annunciation, below a bishop saint and St. Sebastian, inscribed 'Donavit 1563' and with initials and dates ranging from 1551 to 1565. At some stage a leaf was substituted for a crucifix at the top. The main part of the badge is composed of a spanned crossbow or arbelast with a stirrup.

Place of Origin

Flanders (made)

Date

16th century (made)
post 16th century (altered)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver-gilt with stones in gold settings

Marks and inscriptions

inscribed 'Donavit 1563' and with initials and dates ranging from 1551 to 1565

Dimensions

Height: 9.5 cm, Width: 4.8 cm, Depth: 0.6 cm

Object history note

ex Bernal Collection

Descriptive line

Silver-gilt Badge of the Archer's guild with stones in gold settings, Flanders, mostly 16th century with later additions and alterations

Subjects depicted

Cross-bows; Leaf (plant material)

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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