About this object

  • ID:

    91.124

  • Production date:

    Late Medieval; 15th century

  • Location:

    In Store

  • Part of a pilgrim badge from the shrine of Our Lady of Aachen in Germany. This badge depicts the Virgin Mary’s nightgown which was one of the major relics that pilgrims could see at the shrine. This would have been part of a larger badge. The design of complete badges varies but many are openwork badges made of two or more frames, one of which would have held a mirror. The badges are often decorated with the figures of the Virgin and Child, and the nightgown being held by two priests or angels. The priests’ fingers can be seen at the bottom of the nightgown on this badge.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    H 30 mm; W 30 mm

  • Materials

    lead alloy

  • Last Updated

    2018-05-08

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

  • Related Group

    Medieval pilgrim souvenirs

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