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Clasp with Annunciation Scene
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Clasp with Annunciation Scene


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
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.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
11/28/1956Treatmentcleaned
12/10/1958Treatmentcleaned
6/20/1983Examinationexamined for condition
10/05/1984Loan Considerationexamined for loan
10/10/1984Treatmentcleaned
5/09/2006Treatmentrepaired
Exhibitions
  • 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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Creator
Period
ca. 1325 (Gothic)
Medium
champlevé enamel on copper
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.115
Measurements
5 9/16 in. (14.1 cm)
Geographies
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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