England(?) or Germany(?), 14th century / Almond-Shaped Seal: Coronation of the Virgin with a Kneeling Monk / 1300sEngland(?) or Germany(?), 14th century
Almond-Shaped Seal: Coronation of the Virgin with a Kneeling Monk

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Creator Nationality: European; Northern European; German
Creator Name-CRT: England(?) or Germany(?), 14th century
Title: Almond-Shaped Seal: Coronation of the Virgin with a Kneeling Monk
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1300
Creation End Date: 1399
Creation Date: 1300s
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Glyptic
Materials and Techniques: Gilt Bronze
Dimensions: Overall: 3.85cm x 2.6cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1974.12.a
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Herbert F. Leisy in honor of William Mathewson Milliken
Rights: http://www.clemusart.com/museum/disclaim2.html
Provenance: (Loewi-Robertson, Los Angeles, California).

The figures of kneeling monks on the seals displayed here indicate that they were originally used in monasteries. These seals are actually molds for making impressions in wax. Such wax seals were routinely attached to letters and documents in the Middle Ages as proof of authenticity

AMICA ID: CMA_.1974.12.a
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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