Netherlands, Gothic period, late 14th century
silver, gilded silver, champlevĂ© enamel, Overall: h. 14.9 cm (5 7/8 in.). Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1977.28
This object allowed a purse (carried by both sexes) or keys to be suspended from the belt. It bears the enameled coat of arms of the family of Zuylen (van) dâ€™Anholt.
CMA 1977:"Year in Review 1977"
CMA Bulletin 1978 (January, 1978), p.38
CMA Bulletin 1979 (March, April, 1979), p.127-128
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