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Ring brooch, gold, ruby, onyx. The outer ring is formed of a lopped branch, naturalistically chased and engraved, to which is applied broad leaves, each of which curls downwards to form a fine scroll. Between each pair of leaves is set a small ruby. Five spiralling stems attach this to a central roundel case set with the onyx cameo, which shows a lion seizing another animal. The case is edged with scrolling crockets alternately trefoil-headed and round-ended, and set with rubies. Traces of the base of a pin (now missing) on the right centre of the outer ring. The settings for the rubies are open at the back.
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Materials and Techniques
Length: 7.2 cm, Diameter: 4.6 cm, Height: 5.3 cm, Width: 5.1 cm, Depth: 1 cm
Ring brooch, gold set with rubies and an onyx cameo, Spain, 1300-1500
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. 18. p. 496.
Gold; Rubies; Onyx
Crockets; Leaves; Lion