Lot 497: Byzantine Barrel Lock Plate
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 12th-13th century AD. A hollow-formed plate forming half a zoomorphic barrel lock case, with rings to the neck, hatched upper back, ring-and-dot detailing; aperture to the chest to accept the key, slot to the rump. See Egan, G. The Medieval Household, Woodbridge, 2010, p.91ff for discussion. 16 grams, 55mm (2 1/4"). Property of an Essex, UK collector; acquired London art market, 1960s-1980s. [No Reserve]
Condition Report: Fine condition, hindleg absent.