DUR-2717A1: Limoges style figurine of Medieval date

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Unique ID: DUR-2717A1

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Cast copper alloy head from a Limoges style figurine of Medieval date. It is a fragment of a mount from a processional cross, dating to circa AD 1200 to 1300. The mount is in the form of the crucified or 'suffering' Jesus, and would have been attached to the processional cross in the centre at the top. On his head is a crown which would have had three rises to it; one at either side and one in the centre. Only the left hand side one remains. Jesus's head is shown angled slightly to his right, and his face is shown with a sorrowful expression. His eyes are circular hollows. His mouth is slightly downturned, emphasising the sorrow shown in his eyes. The figure is broken just as the neck starts. The figure was hollow and the reverse is missing, leaving only the front of the head, the depth of the head is 12.09mm. The object has a mainly brown patina with some patches of green due to corrosion. A much more complete example has been recorded on the database as LIN-A7A7E7.

Class: Processional Cross

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1200
Date to: AD 1300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.41 mm
Width: 15.97 mm
Thickness: 1.26 mm
Weight: 8.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st July 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
Parish or ward: Malton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE7871
Four figure Latitude: 54.128945
Four figure longitude: -0.807872
1:25K map: SE7871
1:10K map: SE77SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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