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Amuletic Brooch
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Amuletic Brooch


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Description This private, devotional brooch is shaped like an "A" and inscribed with the abbreviated prayer of AGLA: Atha Gebri Leilan Adonai ("Thou art mighty forever, O Lord").
Exhibitions
  • World of Wonder. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1971-1972.
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Collection of Warne, England, ca. 1830; Victor Gay, ca. 1887; John Hunt, Dublin [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1969, by purchase.
Inscriptions Incribed on front: A/G/LA; [Transcription] A[tha] G[ebri] L[eilan] A[donai]; [Translation] Thou art mighty forever, O Lord. Inscribed on reverse: IO/FASA/ME/RE/DOZDEA/MER [Transcription] Io fas amer e doz de amer; [Translation] I am love and a gift of love.
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the S. & A.P. Fund, 1969

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Period
13th century (Medieval)
Medium
gold, semiprecious stones
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1987
Measurements
9/16 x 5/8 x 1/8 in. (1.5 x 1.6 x 0.3 cm)
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