A Pair Of 16th Century Alms Dishes

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A Pair Of 16th Century Alms Dishes

A pair of 16th Century Brass Alms Dishes, probably Nuremburg.

The first with lozenge and diamond repoussé and engraved border enclosing the figures of Adam and Eve with the serpent at The Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil. The second with similar border enclosing an armorial flanked by lions rampant.


Each 28.5cm diam.

Alms dishes were traditionally used as trays for collecting offerings from the congregation, which leads me to believe that they may have come from one of the old convents or churchs in Derry.

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Derry City

Period

16th Century

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