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Glenlyon Brooch

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  • Title (object)

    • Glenlyon Brooch
  • Description

    Glenlyon Brooch; silver-gilt; set with crystals, amethysts and pearls; reverse inscribed with names of the Three Magi.

  • Date

    • 16thC(early)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 220 millimetres
    • Depth: 54 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

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  • Curator's comments

    Hugh Cheape, The Material culture of charms and amulets, in Fantastical Imaginations, ed. Lizanne Henderson, Edinburgh 2009, p. 79.

  • Bibliography

    • Tait 1976 369c bibliographic details
    • Robinson 2008 p. 140 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited: 2015 15 May - 20 Aug, Perth, Perth Museum and Art Gallery, The Glenlyon and Breadalbane Brooches. 2006-2007 23 Sept-7 Jan, Sheffield, Millennium Galleries, 'Art at the Rockface' 2006 22 May-3 Sept, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, 'Art at the Rockface' 2002 28 Jun-2003 5 Jan, USA, Chicago, Field Museum of Natural History, Pearls 2001 13 Oct-2002 14 Apr, USA, New York, American Museum of Natural History, Pearls 1995-1996 25 Oct-21 Jan, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire County Museum, We Three Kings

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  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

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