Medieval Figurative Limoges Mount, c.1150-1350 A.D.

 

Medieval Figurative Limoges Mount, c.1150-1350 A.D.

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  • Medieval Figurative Limoges Mount, c.1150-1350 A.D. The copper-alloy mount depicting a robed male figure, probably a Saint or Apostle, with facial features and decorated robe. The eyes hollowed, one with blue enamel remaining. Other recesses describing the robe partially in-filled with degraded red and blue enamel. Two attachment holes to the upper and lower parts of the figures body. The reverse hollow (dished) and undecorated. In good stable condition, partial green and brown patina, the remaining enamel fragile. PAS Record ID: DOR-1D196B. 25.4g, 54 mm long, x 21 mm wide.

     

    Note: Figural and similar mounts to this type were commonly produced in the Limoges area of Central France during the 12th and 13th centuries. Amongst several similar examples recorded, a figural mount found in Somerset, Portable Antiquities Record ID: DOR-9AA7AB.

     

    Provenance: Clive Smith Collection. Found Frampton, West Dorset. 

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