Nov 26, 2008

Brooch (Element of Garment Clasp)

Brooch (Element of Garment Clasp)

c. 1400

Gold, gilt silver and pearls

Diameter: 2.6 cm (1 in.)

Gift of James J. Rorimer 1961.400

Description

During the 1300s, brooches like were ordinarily worn at the neck to clasp a lady's cloak or dress. They could also be sewn into a garment or hat as an ornament.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Gothic
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Jewelry

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