Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Ring Brooch, 1340–49
    German, Middle Rhine
    Gold, spinels, sapphires; 7/8 x 3/16 in. (2.2 x 0.5 cm)
    The Cloisters Collection, 2006 (2006.257)

    This brooch, a superb and well-preserved example of fourteenth-century jewelry, comes from a hoard found in the Rhenish village of Lingenfeld in 1969. Because the hoard contained coins issued in Speyer between 1347 and 1349, it is thought to have been buried by a member of the local Jewish community fleeing persecution in 1349 for the safety of a neighboring town.

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    On view at The Cloisers: Gallery 014
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  • Ring Brooch, 1340–49
    German, Middle Rhine
    Gold, spinels, sapphires; 7/8 x 3/16 in. (2.2 x 0.5 cm)
    The Cloisters Collection, 2006 (2006.257)


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