Norman 'Beast Headed' Romanesque Strap Connecter 024622

Norman 'Beast Headed' Romanesque Strap Connecter 024622
Norman 'Beast Headed' Romanesque Strap Connecter
Copper-alloy, 65 grams, 46.83 mm. Circa 12th century AD. A cast copper-alloy fitting comprising a central ovoid bulb with a loop at each end. Each loop is formed as a round-section bar attached to the bulb by two Romanesque Style animal heads. Around the circumference of the bulb is a shallow incision. The fitting clearly belongs to the same kind of leash or strap furniture suite seen on Anglo-Norman swivel mounts, but lacks the rotating elements and is three to four times heavier than the swivels. Reference: cf. Hammond, B. British Artefacts Volume 3 - Late Saxon, Late Viking & Norman, p.99-100, items 1.13o-s. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection.

£175.00  
  

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