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Sceptre; ivory; openwork crown surmounting an elongated capital with acanthus decoration on the top of the rod that has four sections carved with mythological figures, creatures, foliage, fleur-de-lis, coat of arms and a date; sections separated by ornamental collars; ovoid handle with gadrooned terminal knob; handle carved in relief with Hanoverian Royal Arms; legend on scroll; reverse: an armoured figure on the sceptre; red leather case embossed with a crown and an inscription.
- Production date
Length: 74.90 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The donor described this object as 'sceptre made for use in Hanover; as part of the regalia was allowed to leave the country'. However, it is now generally thought to be an assemblage of elements of Renaisssance to 19th century date with the inscription and date added later.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1885-6: Berlin, Heraldic Exhibition
- Some small cracks on joining sections of the sceptre.
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- Acquisition notes
- Acquired with information from the donor that it was exhibited at the Heraldic Exhibition in Berlin, 1885-6.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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