Clasp

Italian (Sicilian)
Medieval
mid-13th century


Object Place: Europe, Italy, Sicily

Dimensions

17.78 cm (7 in.)

Accession Number

1971.215

Medium or Technique

Ivory or bone

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

With 1971.216. Ivory and copper-gilt. Round ivory clasp with carved lions facing each other. Metal tongue with gilted floral engraving, falls between lions heads terminates in bird’s head. Clasp head copper-gilt with permanent attachment to fabric by metal fittings with pins: 2 engraved standing lions and floral border; the back overall floral pattern.

Credit Line

Edward J. and Mary S. Holmes Fund