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Badge of the Archers' Guild: MAR.M.266-1912

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Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)


Badge of the Archers' Guild


Maker: Unknown




Silver gilt. On the stem of a cross-bow is nailed the figure of Christ crucified. His arms are stretched along the rope at right angles. His loin-cloth flutters up on the left side and down on the right, making a pattern. On the sides of the stem is an engraved design and on the back is a clip for fastening to a cap.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.9 cm
Height: 3½ in
Width: 6.9 cm
Width: 2¾ in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


16th Century
Circa 1500 - Circa 1600

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Silver gilt

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.266-1912
Primary reference Number: 139868
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 10 December 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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