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Pilgrim Badge
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Pilgrim Badge


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Description Lead badges such as this one were purchased by pilgrims as mementos of holy sites they had visited. Originally there were loops at top and bottom for the pilgrim to sew the badges onto a hat or cloak. This example represents a crowned saint.
Exhibitions
  • Treasures of Heaven. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The British Museum, London. 2010-2011.
Provenance Piero Tozzi, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, September 19, 1945, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the S. & A.P. Fund, 1945

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Period
13th-14th century (Medieval)
Medium
lead
(Metal)
Accession Number
55.72
Measurements
H: 1 1/8 x W: 13/16 x D: 1/8 in. (2.9 x 2.1 x 0.2 cm)
Geographies
  • Italy (Place of Origin)
  • Italy, Torcello (Place of Discovery)

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