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Amuletic Brooch
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Amuletic Brooch


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Description Small praying hands serve as a delicate symbol of the faith represented by this brooch. One end is set with a sapphire, while the sides bear the inscription "Ave Maria " (Hail Mary).
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  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance John Hunt, Dublin [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1969, by purchase.
Inscriptions Inscribed on the inner face of the brooch's ring: AVE MARIA; [Translation] Hail Mary.
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the S. & A.P. Fund, 1969

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Period
13th century (Medieval)
Medium
gold, sapphire
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1988
Measurements
1 x 11/16 x 1/4 in. (2.5 x 1.7 x 0.6 cm)
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