- Museum number
Crozier head; copper-gilt; champlevé; enamelled; engraved; gilded; volute in form of serpent with crested back; enclosing figures of Adam and Eve and the Tree of Knowledge; hemispherical openwork boss decorated with four wyverns.
- Production date
Diameter: 72 millimetres (of base)
Height: 183 millimetres
Weight: 1939.90 grains
Width: 112 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This object forms the top of a bishop's staff. There is a crozier with identical subject matter in the Musée Municipal in Poitiers, France (see Gauthier (1950). See also PRN 5261 and departmental enamel index. For a discussion of the development of the Limoges enamelling workshops, see below. PSH 26.11.91.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2018 - 2019 8 Jun - 20 Jan, Ottawa, Canadian Museum of History, Medieval Europe
2017 Jul – Oct, Spain, CaixaForum Zaragoza, Medieval Europe.
2017 Mar – Jun, Spain, CaixaForum Barcelona, Medieval Europe,
2016 Oct – 2017 Feb, Spain, CaixaForum Madrid, Medieval Europe,
2015 - 2016 11 Dec- 10 Apr, Australia, Brisbane, Queensland Museum, Medieval Europe, power and legacy.
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
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number