Online Collections at UoB - Objects
Go to the Advanced Search
<< Viewing Record 1863 of 3000 >>
View : Light Box | List View | Image List | Detailed

Your search has been limited to 3000 records. As your search has brought back a large number of records consider using the 'Advanced Search' feature which enables you to use more search terms to bring back a more accurate set of records.

ID number:  BIRBI-50.16
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Title / Object name:  Crozier Head in the form of a Serpent
Object type:  Art object
Place made:  Limoges, France
Culture:  French
Date made:  13th century
Materials:  Metal with cloisonné enamel
Measurements:  37 cm; 14.6 cm high excluding modern mount
Provenance:  Collection of Abbé Lambert, Paris, directly prior to Drey; purchased from F.A Drey, London, November 1950, for £650

A crozier is a hooked and stylised staff carried by abbots and bishops as a symbol of their pastoral office and authority. Cloisonné enamelling involves soldering to a metal surface delicate metal strips that have been bent to the outline of a design. The resulting spaces (called cloisons, French for ‘compartments’) are filled with vitreous enamel paste, before the object is fired.

<< Viewing Record 1863 of 3000 >>