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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ Mounts https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/mounts.html Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/mounts/mount-54395.html Mon, 22 Apr 2019 15:02:41 GMT Mounts Mount  
Description: A copper-alloy mount resembling a scallop-shell, but which is actually a degenerate copy of a zoomorphic type. The mount is simply decorated with incised radial grooves to the face, and has a separate rivet for attachment at the centre.

See UKDFD 37637 for a record of a similar mount displaying images of degeneration.
Category: Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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Zoomorphic Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/mounts/zoomorphic-mount-54327.html Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:02:26 GMT Mounts Zoomorphic Mount  
Description: A small openwork mount of the medieval period. The mount is now incomplete, originally having a circular frame with a large cat resembling a leopard facing right within. Detailing to the cat's fur, or spots, is made with small triangular indentations. The back is flat with no sign of integral mounting points.  Possibly harness related.

As stylistically similar, see also; NMS-D80314 & UKDFD 21594
Category: Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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Figure of Christ https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/mounts/figure-of-christ-54321.html Sun, 17 Mar 2019 20:20:31 GMT Mounts Figure of Christ  
Description: An incomplete hollow-backed 'Corpus' (figure of Christ) of late medieval to early post medieval date. The figure is depicted wearing a draped loincloth and a crown of thorns. It is possible that the figure was originally mounted on a wooden cross and the hollow depression may have held a small prayer or relic.

See also UKDFD 42537
Category: Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/mounts/mount-54205.html Tue, 29 Jan 2019 15:16:21 GMT Mounts Mount  
Description: An incomplete decorative belt or strap mount cast in the form of a raised multi-petalled flower. There is a central countersunk hole for rivet attachment.  

No comparison has presently been traced, but similarities in attachment can be compared with UKDFD 42048 & UKDFD 44823. The mount is tentatively dated to the late medieval to early post medieval period.
Category: Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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Strap or Belt Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/mounts/strap-or-belt-mount-54196.html Mon, 28 Jan 2019 12:13:06 GMT Mounts Strap or Belt Mount  
Description: A cast copper-alloy strap or belt mount with openwork and relief-moulded decoration in the Romanesque style of the Norman and early Plantagenet period. The mount is tongue-shaped in plan with a leaf-shaped terminal knop at the rounded end. It depicts a high relief, three-dimensional lion passant guardant with sub-circular openwork between its legs, under its tail and behind its body. The back is deeply recessed. The holes at each end of the mount would have been used to rivet it to the strap.

See also UKDFD 26716.
Category: Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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Shield-Shaped Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/mounts/shield-shaped-mount-21917.html Mon, 02 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMT Mounts Shield-Shaped Mount  
Description: A shield-shaped copper-alloy mount with moulded curvilinear decoration and an integral rivet for attachment at the centre of the back.
Category: Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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Lozenge-Shaped Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/mounts/lozenge-shaped-mount-25081.html Thu, 29 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT Mounts Lozenge-Shaped Mount  
Description: A lozenge-shaped cast copper-alloy mount of the medieval period. It depicts a naturalistic bird standing, wings addorsed, within a raised cable-pattern border. The front of the mount is heavily gilded, with much of the gilt remaining. The back has a blunt-ended circular-section shank at the centre
Category: Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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Trefoil Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/mounts/trefoil-mount-25519.html Wed, 02 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT Mounts Trefoil Mount  
Description: A copper-alloy trefoil mount with a hollow domed central boss and trefoil terminals to the arms, one of which is missing. The boss has a moulded-in-relief circumferential ridge close to the base, and the arms are each pierced at the end for rivets.

Various uses for mounts of this type have been suggested, including harness and belt decorations, and protective/decorative mounts for leather book covers. Opinions regarding their date of manufacture also vary widely, spanning the period from late Anglo-Saxon to late medieval. In respect of the latter, the most reliable indicator traced is the MoL example cited in 'References' below, which was recovered from ceramic phase 7 (c.1200-c.1230). It varies slightly from the present example in the detail of its decoration, but in overall form it is closely similar. The dating of the other examples referenced is also shown, but no context is indicated in the source.
Category: Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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Limoges Casket Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/mounts/limoges-casket-mount-26593.html Fri, 27 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT Mounts Limoges Casket Mount  
Description: A champlevé enamelled rectangular mount of Limoges style, dating to the medieval period. The face of the mount has two distinct elements of decoration. The larger element consists of a gilt rectangular panel with a continuous wave pattern within. It is framed on two sides with small rectangular blocking, and one plain side which forms the mount edge. Remaining within the cells are traces of enamel. The opposite rectangular element simply consists of gilded cross-hatching. There are three holes for the mounts attachment, one within the crossed hatched field, and two within the enamelled field. The latter being equally spaced within the wave design and each having a raised circumferential gilt surface. The back is undecorated but displays a wood grain imprint, suggestive of its employment.

The principal centre of production of champlevé mounts and other objects during the 12th and 13th centuries was Limoges, France, and the present mount may well have been made there. The decorative mount (of a set) is one applied to the edge and leg of a casket in typical Limoges style (see image 3).
Category: Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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Religious Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/mounts/religious-mount-29575.html Thu, 03 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT Mounts Religious Mount  
Description: An incomplete copper-alloy casket or altar-cross mount in the form of a winged and robed figure. It is hollow-backed, and has one surviving (but broken) hole through the body for attachment purposes. Incised lines define the detail of the robe and the surviving wing, and blue glass stones are used for the eyes. The figure is gilded and much of the gilt finish survives. The end of the wing (Images 4-6) was found on a separate occasion, after the the main body had been recorded.

The style and decoration of the figure is characteristic of ecclesiastical metalwork produced in France, most notably Limoges, during the 12th and 13th centuries.

Supplementary Note
Figures of similar style and decoration are also found on the covers of Limoge gospel books of the same period.
Category: Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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