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Cross

  • Place of origin:

    France (probably Northern France, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1200-1250 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, gilded; copper, gilded; coloured pastes; wooden core

  • Museum number:

    2097-1855

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cross with floriated terminals, of silver and copper gilt, decorated with filigree and coloured pastes.

Place of Origin

France (probably Northern France, made)

Date

ca. 1200-1250 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver, gilded; copper, gilded; coloured pastes; wooden core

Dimensions

Height: 21.3 cm, Width: 15.4 cm

Object history note

Purchased from the Bernal Collection; sale, March 1855, lot 1312, £4.15s

Descriptive line

Cross with floriated terminals, decorated with filigree and coloured pastes, proably Northern France, ca. 1200-1250

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

Lightbown, Ronald. French Silver, HMSO, London, 1978, no.2, pp.4-5

Production Note

On grounds of style and technique the cross is likely to have been made in Northern France during the first half of the 13th century.

Materials

Silver; Copper; Gold; Glass

Techniques

Stamping; Filigree; Gilding

Categories

Metalwork; Christianity; Religion

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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