Medieval Bronze Vesica-Shaped Seal Matrix of Mary & Child

Item Description

C. 14th Century

A bronze vesica-shaped seal matrix depicting the figure of Mary seated supporting the infant Jesus, within a ropework pattern border. There is legend in Lombardic script to outer edge which reads, ” MATER DEI MEMENTO ME [.]’ and translates to: (Mother of God, remember  (me)). To finish there is a loop to reverse.

Some earthy surface deposits with good detail and intact.

Provenance: Ex Cambridgeshire collection, 1990s.

Size: 26mm




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