Nov 26, 2008

Brooch (Element of Garment Clasp)

Brooch (Element of Garment Clasp)

c. 1400

Gold, gilt silver and pearls

Diameter: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Gift of James J. Rorimer 1961.402


During the fourteenth century, brooches such as this group of five 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 applied ornament.

See also
MED - Gothic
Medieval Art
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