M. van Schaik

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Gold ring, 1300. Most of the precious stones used in medieval jewellery came from such countries as Afghanistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and India. Garnets, however, came from Eastern Europe, and were thus more readily available and affordable. They are among the most popular of stones used in jewellery. During the medieval period, gems were not generally cut, but polished, accounting for the naturally-occuring irregular shape such as found on this ring.

Gold ring, the raised bezel set with a polished garnet. The hoop inscribed A/ M/ I/ A/ M, the letters filled with black composition. Possibly England or France, ca.

Silver ring, 1350 -1400. The decorative device of two hands clasped in love and trust is found all over Europe, on brooches, and on rings, such as this example. This type of ring is commonly known as a 'fede' (faith) ring.

Silver ring, 1350 The decorative device of two hands clasped in love and trust is found all over Europe, on brooches, and on rings, such as this example. This type of ring is commonly known as a 'fede' (faith) ring.

This ring belonged to William Wytlesey who was consecrated Bishop of Rochester in 1362, was transferred to the Bishopric of Worcester in 1364, and was Archbishop of Canterbury between 1368 and his death in 1374. It is said to have been found in his tomb. It seems that bishops frequently chose sapphires for their rings. Of 20 rings found in the graves of English medieval bishops, twelve are sapphires. A bishop receives a ring at his consecration and wears a ring as a symbol of his office. We…

William Wytlesey's ring Object: Ring Place of origin: Canterbury, United Kingdom (said to have been, worn) Date: ca. (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Gold, chased, engraved;

Manesse Codex - De Bende van Brabant

Manesse Codex - De Bende van Brabant

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Manesse Codex - (1300 - 1340) Herzog Heinrich von Breslau

Manesse Codex - (1300 - 1340) Herzog Heinrich von Breslau