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bell-shrine

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1889,0902.23

  • Description

    Bell-shrine; bronze and silver parcel-gilt; made for the bell of St Conall Cael; decorated with silver plates; on front the top plate has seated figure of God the Father flanked by Virgin and Child and Archangel Michael; main panel with crucified Christ in centre, surrounded by four figures, against a background of panels filled with scroll ornaments; plate originally set with three rock crystals, one now missing, and is surrounded by plain silver border, inscribed and worn; side panels decorated with stepped geometric patterns; top panels on back and sides engraved with emblems of the Evangelists; main panel at back engraved with figures of saints; chain for suspension; top left-hand side damaged.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 15thC
  • Production place

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 219 millimetres
    • Width: 155 millimetres
    • Diameter: 127 millimetres
    • Weight: 1092.4 grammes
  • Bibliography

    • Bagnoli, Klein, Mann & Robinson 2011 no. 58, p. 119 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G40/dc13B

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2018 AHOW, venue tbc. PROMISED
    2016 Sep-2017 Jan, AHOW, National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Australia. PROMISED
    2016 20 Feb-2016 18 Jun, AHOW, Western Australian Museum, Perth, Australia. PROMISED
    2014 Apr-Aug, AHOW, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi
    2011 23 June-9 Oct, London, BM, 'Treasures of Heaven'
    2011 13 Feb-8 May, Baltimore, Walters Museum of Art, 'Treasures of Heaven'
    2010-2011 17 Oct-6 Jan, Ohio, Cleveland Museum of Art, 'Treasures of Heaven'
    2007 14 Sep-2 Dec, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2007 3 Feb-27 May, Taipei, National Palace Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2006 18 Mar-4 Jun, Beijing, Capital Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2005 27 Oct-2006 31 Jan, Haengso Museum, Keimyung University, Daegu, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2005 25 Jul-8 Oct, Busan Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2005 11 Apr-10 Jul, Seoul Arts Centre, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2004 26 Jun-29 Aug, Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2004 10 Apr-13 Jun, Fukuoka Art Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2004 17 Jan-28 Mar, Kobe City Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2003 18 Oct-14 Dec, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures

  • Conservation

    See treatments 

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1889

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1889,0902.23

Bell-shrine; bronze and silver parcel-gilt; made for the bell of St Conall; decorated with silver plates; on front the top plate has seated figure of God the Father flanked by Virgin and Child and Archangel Michael; main panel with crucified Christ in centre, surrounded by four figures, against a background of panels filled with scroll ornaments; plate originally set with three rock crystals, one now missing, and is surrounded by plain silver border, inscribed and worn; side panels decorated with stepped geometric patterns; top panels on back and sides engraved with emblems of the Evangelists; main panel at back engraved with figures of saints; chain for suspension; top left-hand side damaged.

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Bell-shrine; bronze and silver parcel-gilt; made for the bell of St Conall; decorated with silver plates; on front the top plate has seated figure of God the Father flanked by Virgin and Child and Archangel Michael; main panel with crucified Christ in centre, surrounded by four figures, against a background of panels filled with scroll ornaments; plate originally set with three rock crystals, one now missing, and is surrounded by plain silver border, inscribed and worn; side panels decorated with stepped geometric patterns; top panels on back and sides engraved with emblems of the Evangelists; main panel at back engraved with figures of saints; chain for suspension; top left-hand side damaged.

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