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Clasp

Italian (Sicilian)
Medieval
mid-13th century


Object Place: Europe, Italy, Sicily

Dimensions

17.78 cm (7 in.)

Accession Number

1971.216

Medium or Technique

Ivory or bone

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

With 1971.215. Ivory and copper-gilt. Round ivory clasp with carved lions facing each other. Metal tongue with floral carving, lions heads engraved on back with geometric pattern. Clasp head, copper gilt, w. permanent attachment to fabric by metal fittings with pins; front with engraved floral pattern; back with geometric pattern.

Credit Line

Edward J. and Mary S. Holmes Fund