Figure from the Basel Minster treasury as a pendant, around 1500 AD
Figure from the Basel Minster Treasury
This figure from the Basel Minster treasury is referred to as a “goldsmith’s model” – like all other pieces from this treasury; however, their function is unknown. They all date from the late 15th/early 16th century and are made of silver; some are also partially gold-plated. I made the replica as a pendant. Bird (crane?) with a knot in the neck, height 3.1 cm, silver. With a hidden eyelet on the back.