Description During the Middle Ages, copper mantle clasps with enameled decoration and gemstones were primarily made for church garments. This clasp is decorated with the Annunciation scene, showing the Virgin and Gabriel surrounded by six dragons. This piece surely belonged to an ecclesiastical vestment.
|6/20/1983||Examination||examined for condition|
|10/05/1984||Loan Consideration||examined for loan|
- Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
- Illuminated Manuscripts: Masterpieces in Miniature. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984-1985.
- Songs of Glory: Medieval Art from 900-1500. Oklahoma Museum of Art, Oklahoma City. 1985.
- Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2009.
- Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry. El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso. 2010.
Provenance Collection of Chalandon, Lyons [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henri Daguerre, Paris, [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1927, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1927
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