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Disc for a Brooch: M.3-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Gold, decorated with a design of inlaid garnets forming a circle from which radiate four triangles. Within the design are stepped cloisons with eight lapis pastes symmertically disposed.

Notes

History note: Excavated in the 19th century from a cemetery at the King's Field, Faversham, Kent

Legal notes

F. McClean Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 4.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank

Dating

Mid 6th century
Circa 550 - Circa 600

Note

Origin uncertain, it is not clear if this was made on the Continent or in Kent

School or Style

Anglo-Saxon

Components of the work

Decoration composed of paste ( imitating lapis lazuli) garnets ( inlaid) Garnets

Materials used in production

Gold

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.3-1904
Primary reference Number: 118986
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 November 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 24 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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