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LOT 0269

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GBP (£) 300 - 400
EUR (€) 340 - 450
USD ($) 370 - 490

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ANGLO-SAXON ENAMELLED INTERLACE PELTA-SHAPED MOUNT
7TH-8TH CENTURY A.D.
2 3/4 in. (25.2 grams, 71 mm).

A pelta-shaped copper-alloy mount with substantial remains of enamelled decorative designs composed of a russet-coloured interlace motif against a light-coloured field, a lozenge to each external angle; Hiberno-Saxon workmanship. [No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
Found UK.
Acquired in the 1990s.
From a North Yorkshire private collection, UK.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Youngs, S. (ed.), The Work of Angels. Masterpieces of Celtic Metalwork, 6th-9th centuries AD, London, 1989, items 131, 132.

FOOTNOTES:
The shape of the piece indicates that it is a quadrant from a divided circular pattern, similar to the kinds of enamelled inset and applied panels which appear on Irish house-shrines.

CONDITION