Images of Medieval Art and Architecture
The Treasure of Saint Denis
Clasp of Anne of Brittany
Adapted from Félibien, Plate II, Item K
Clasp of a rich cope given by Queen Anne of Brittany.
On this clasp is an Oriental hyacinth surrounded by a piece of cable moulding
son which is written in letters of gold: Non mudera. One can also
see there the coat-of-arms of the same queen in gold enamel.
Félibien, pages 539. Translated by Jane Vadnal.
Sold in 1798.
- A hyacinth is a gem used by the ancients that is thought to be a sapphire.
Rhe same term is sometimes used for a red of brownish zircon or essonite
used as a gemstone.
- The cable moulding may refer to the rope belt worn by a Franciscan
Félibien, pages 539.
Created by J Vadnal, July, 1998