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pilgrim badge / badge

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1984,0505.2

  • Description

    Pilgrim-badge; tin-lead; depiction of the execution of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster in 1322 and the ascent of his soul; gabled canopy; kneeling figure being beheaded by standing figure with sword; Above, a pair of angels bear the martyr's soul to Heaven; above, higher, a seated figure of Christ in Judgement.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1325-1350
  • Production place

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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 91 millimetres
    • Width: 60 millimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Alexander & Binski 1987 no80 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2005-2006 25 Jul-13 Jan, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
    2005 12 Feb-26 Jun, Newcastle, Hancock Museum, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
    2004-2005 1 Oct-15 Jan, Manchester Museum, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
    2004 30 Apr-21 Sep, Cardiff, National Museums & Galleries of Wales, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
    2003-2004 21 Nov-14 Mar, London, BM, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
    1987-1988 6 Nov-6 Mar, London, Royal Academy of Arts, Age of Chivalry: Art in Plantagenet England 1200-1400

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Execution of the Earl of Lancaster
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1984

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1984,0505.2

Pilgrim-badge or secular badge; lead alloy; mould-made; execution of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster in 1322; gabled canopy; kneeling figure being beheaded by standing figure with sword; Above, a pair of angels bear the martyr's soul to Heaven; above, higher, a seated figure of Christ in Judgement. Condition shots for 'Buried treasure' exhibition.

Pilgrim-badge or secular badge; lead alloy; mould-made; execution of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster in 1322; gabled canopy; kneeling figure being beheaded by standing figure with sword; Above, a pair of angels bear the martyr's soul to Heaven; above, higher, a seated figure of Christ in Judgement. Condition shots for 'Buried treasure' exhibition.

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