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CLASP. Embossed, silver-gilt composed of two bosses with end pieces set with ribbed coral, pendants with red beads. Hook and eye fastening. Saracenic? L. 6 ¾ in., H. 4 in. Bought (St. Maurice Collⁿ), 2l.
Description taken from ‘List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1884’. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1885. p. 91
Length: 13 1/4 in
Object history note
Bought from the collection of Gaston de Saint-Maurice (1831-1905) in 1884. Saint-Maurice displayed his extensive art collection at the 1878 Paris exhibition, in a gallery entitled L'Egypte des Khalifes. This was part of an official sequence of displays celebrating the history of Egypt, presented by the Egyptian state at this international event. Saint-Maurice held a position at the Khedival court, and had lived in Cairo in 1868-1878. Following the exhibition, Saint-Maurice offered his collection for sale to the South Kensington Museum (today the V&A).
Silver gilt clasp somposed of two bosses, set with ribbed coral and red beads.
Silver gilt; Coral
Embossed; Technique; Technique