Accession Nr.: 90.8.1
Type: bronze, lead, gold and silver; metalwork; accessory
Date of production:
19th century
Place of production:
Materials/Techniques: silver, engraved, chased, repoussé
Dimensions: height: 10.5 cm
diameter: 10 cm
This spectacular chased silver bracelet is a realistic representation of the head of a presumably mithological beast. The surface is partly scaled and partly floral, and the attentive observer here is presented with the eyes (resembled to a tongue of flame), the nose and soon the entire snout of this fantastic creature, completed with sharp teeth and two tiny antlers.