Figurative Limoges mount

Photo: Birmingham Museums Trust CC By SA2.0
Object type: Mount
Period: Medieval
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 22/08/2022
Location: Stratford-on-Avon


A copper-alloy mount, dating to 1150-1350, of the upper part of a robed figure. These figurines usually depicted saints or apostles and were mounted on crucifixes or reliquaries. Produced in Limoges in the late twelfth and early thirteenth, the cells would once have been filled with enamel. This has been designated a Find of Note of Regional Importance.