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Group of thimbles

Group of thimbles

  • Place of origin:

    Spain (made)

  • Date:

    12th century-13th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    cast bronze

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of Dr W. L. Hildburgh.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

From register: "Three are of conical form, and the largest and most perfect has an Arabic inscription on the tip. The others are more rounded in shape." Register does not specify which thimble has which form.

Place of Origin

Spain (made)


12th century-13th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

cast bronze

Object history note

"Hispano-Arab" thimbles from Andalusia. Registered File number 1929/10841. Register states "12th or 13th century" but pasted-in list has "900-1299."

Descriptive line

Metal; Hispano-Moresque; 12th or 13th century.

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

Embroideress no. 59 (1936), p. 1415 [?]


Needlework accessories


Middle East Section

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