Jewelled brooch by Unknown Artist

Brooch composed of a framework of bronze cells enclosing bosses of shell with garnet eyes, & panels of gold filigree & garnets on gold foil backing with blue glass insertions.

Details

Medium:
Bronze, silver, gold, garnet
Dimensions:
6 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,000 ( Total: £4,000)
Acquired in:
1972
Vendor:
M R Baxter

All are mounted together on a silver backplate & bound with a gold rim.

Provenance

Found in a woman's grave at Monkton on the Isle of Thanet during the course of drainage works; M.R.Baxter.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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