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Copper-alloy cruciform brooch

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posted on 2021-10-26, 15:07 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Bronze cruciform brooch, length 11.7cm. Small head-plate with backsloping wings and front decorated by pair [of] transverse grooves. Top knob cast in one with plates, side knobs attached separately by means of iron bar passing through pierced lug at back. Pin iron, broken, but fuzz of iron rust with textile impressions surviving covering a section of it. One side knob missing. Remaining two in form of very worn and corroded animal heads with large protruberant eyes. Bow with recessed long rectangular panels. Foot has mouldings below bow and remains of side lappets under bow - both broken but remains of eye and (?) jaw. At base of foot a large animal head with arched ears, boss eyes, straight ridge nose, diagonal nostrils, and flat lobe at base of nose, in lower plane. Catchplate missing.

History

Grave ID

Guilton Grave Unk

Object ID

M6651

Catalogue Number

M 6651

Material

copper alloy, iron (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; bronze, iron) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

other brooches (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; brooch) (Antiquarian Keyword; N/A)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Rolfe

Category ID

brooch

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