Penannula brooch

possibly English
10th century (?)


Object Place: Europe, England (?)

Dimensions

6.35 x 12.06 cm (2 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

41.104

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Oval. The loop ending in dragon heads and decorated with niello linial motives. The long movable spike is looped over the ring to form a spiral end.

Provenance

Baron Gustave de Rothschild (b. 1829 - d. 1911); by descent to his grandson, Baron Henri de Lambert (b. 1887 - d. 1933) and his wife, Baroness Johanna von Reininghaus de Lambert (b. 1899 - d. 1960), Brussels and New York; March 7, 1941, Baroness Lambert sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, lot 32, to Arnold, Seligmann Rey and Co., New York, for the MFA for $70. (Accession Date: March 13, 1941)

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund