Belt thumbnail 1
Belt thumbnail 2
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

This object consists of 4 parts, some of which may be located elsewhere.


ca. 1650 (made)
Place Of Origin

Fragments of a belt made from gold openwork links.

object details
Object Type
This object consists of 4 parts.

  • Chain Fragment
  • Chain Fragment
  • Chain Fragment
  • Chain Fragment
Materials and Techniques
Engraved gold
Brief Description
Part of a gold belt, recovered from the wreck of the Nuestra Señora de Esperanza, made in Spain or Hispanic America, about 1650
Physical Description
Fragments of a belt made from gold openwork links.
Object history
Recovered from the wreck of The Nuestra Señora de Esperanza, which sank in 1658 off the coast of Cuba.
Subjects depicted
Accession Number
M.152 to C-1984

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record createdJanuary 17, 2003
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