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Medieval bronze seal matrice Pelican in her Piety

£675.00

Code: 11408



This is a wonderful seal matrice, dating to the 13th - 14th century. The seal is deeply cut with an image of a Pelican in her Piety. The motif of the pelican piercing its breast to feed its young with its blood became a popular symbol of the sacrifice of Christ during the late medieval and early Renaissance periods. The seal is cut with Lombardic script reading as '+SIOhAn es est Done eIvs' "Joan's done with it!". The seal is a perfect example in excellent condition, of a nice subject.  

OBJECT: Seal Matrice

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 1250 - 1350 A.D.

MATERIAL: Bronze

SIZE: 25mm tall x 23mm diameter

WEIGHT: 13.62 grams

PROVENANCE: From a private collection Strasbourg. France.