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Estimate
GBP (£) 400 - 600
EUR (€) 470 - 710
USD ($) 510 - 760

MEDIEVAL GILT-BRONZE MARY MAGDALEN BOOK MOUNT
13TH-15TH CENTURY AD
1 3/4" (10 grams, 44mm).

A D-section mount of Mary Magdalen with nimbus and loose robe modelled in high relief, hands extended in the attitude of prayer, from a larger group depicting the Crucifixion; two attachment studs to the reverse.

PROVENANCE:
Property of a European gentleman living in Northamptonshire.

LITERATURE:
Cf. image of the Annunciation figure of Mary in Spencer, B. Pilgrim Souvenirs and Secular Badges, Woodbridge, 2010, item 148.

CONDITION