Early Brass Alms Dish Bowl

Early brass alms dish bowl with the subject depicted in the centre of this dish is the Virgin Mary. As the mother of Jesus Christ, she has an exceedingly rich iconography which owes only a small part to the gospels and seems to have grown over the centuries out of a need of the Christian Church for a mother figure, the object of worship that lay at the centre of many ancient religions. The challenge to her role made by the Reformation in the 16th century served only to give fresh impetus to her portrayal on the p

14" diameter

1 1/2" tall

Item ID: M.1711

Early Brass Alms Dish Bowl


    Period and unique antiques and accessories, lighting, silver, decorative arts
    18th and 19th century and mid-century, furniture, silver, Lighting, Decorative Arts
    since 2011

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