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Brooch

Brooch

  • Place of origin:

    Europe (west, made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein

  • Museum number:

    M.68-2011

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Gold brooch in the form of a skull and crossed bones, with mottled brown enamel. The eyes are set with oval rose-cut diamonds, the nasal cavity and teeth are picked out in gold. The back is of flat, polished gold.

Place of Origin

Europe (west, made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 31 mm, Width: 37 mm, Depth: 13 mm

Descriptive line

Gold brooch in the form of a skull, enamelled in mottled brown and with diamond-set eyes. Western Europe.

Materials

Gold; Enamel; Diamonds

Subjects depicted

Mortality

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Death

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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