- Museum number
Silver-gilt figure of a bearded saint, apostle or prophet wearing a hooded tunic, belted at the waist and split on both sides to reveal an embroidered lining and the right leg. The drapery and beared are gilded, leaving the exposed face and anatomy silver. The right hand is clenched in front of his chest and the left arm is broken off at the wrist. The figure was originally attached to a larger object by its feet which have been wrenched off, and by a loop at the back of the belt.
- Production date
Height: 46 millimetres
Weight: 22.03 grammes
Depth: 13.97 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The figure may have belonged to a reliquary, shrine, crozier or book cover. It was found at Great Munden which is considered a sensitive site, therefore, the findspot is known as Buntingford, (see below).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2018 - 2019 8 Jun - 20 Jan, Ottawa, Canadian Museum of History, Medieval Europe
2017 11 Jul – 22 Oct, Spain, CaixaForum Zaragoza, Medieval Europe.
2017 9 Mar – 18 Jun, Spain, CaixaForum Barcelona, Medieval Europe,
2016 - 2017 19 Oct – 5 Feb, Spain, CaixaForum Madrid, Medieval Europe,
2015 - 2016 11 Dec- 10 Apr, Australia, Brisbane, Queensland Museum, Medieval Europe, power and legacy.
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
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Treasure/PAS number: T108 (Treasure number)