ornament (art)

Reproduction of the Aelfred Jewel, the original of which is held in the Ashmolean Museum. Figure of a man holding a fleur-de-lys in each hand. It is covered with glass. The edge is bevelled towards the front, and bears the legend "AELFRED MEC HEHT GEWYRCAN" (Aelfred me ordered to be wrought). The gem terminates in the representation of a monster with a wooden snout. There is plate of gold on reverse, engraved with a fleur-de-lys branching into three stems.

Label: Black cardboard label with white handwriting
Label: Printed display label, black and red ink on white card with a black border.

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