Rhinoceros Horn Holy Roundel Carved with the Image of the Risen Christ
Rhinoceros Horn Holy Roundel Carved with the Image of the Risen Christ
Rhinoceros Horn Holy Roundel Carved with the Image of the Risen Christ

Rhinoceros Horn Holy Roundel Carved with the Image of the Risen Christ

1600 to 1800 Ethiopia

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An Unusual Rhinoceros Horn Holy Roundel Carved with the Image of the Risen Christ
Probably Ethiopian
The back with an old paper label, inscribed: ‘No 120 Rec’d Oct ‘80 On Loan from W.M. Bragge Esq’
17th Century – 18th Century

Size: 5cm dia. (max) 0.5cm depth – 2 ins dia. (max) ¼ ins depth
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Provenance: William Bragge (1823 – 84) was an antiquary and engineer. Born in Birmingham the son of Thomas Perry Bragge, a jeweller. He trained as a railway surveyor and engineer, supervised the Chester to Holyhead line and carried out railway and lighting projects in Brazil. From 1858 to 72 he was Managing Director of John Brown & Co, an armour-plate manufacturers in Sheffield, becoming a Master Cutler and the Mayor of Sheffield. In 1872 he went to Paris to try to develop a sewage system, but was unsuccessful. In 1876 he returned to Birmingham and established a watch-making factory. A great collector, he donated many objects to museums including his 1500 volume collection of works by, and relating to, Cervantes to the Birmingham Free Libraries in 1873 which tragically burnt down in 1879
See: Finch & Co catalogue no. 14, item no. 73, for another rhinoceros horn roundel

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Rhinoceros Horn
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