Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Kunera: a database of medieval badges and ampullae

Kunera is a database dedicated to the study of medieval badges and ampullae. In their own words:

"The website Kunera offers access to over 15.000 badges and ampullae of religious and profane subjects. The pilgrimage sites and the sites where the objects were found are mapped out visualizing the dissemination of the objects and the travel routes at a single glance."

You can find the database here: http://www.kunera.nl/

I write about this, because I really like the badges in the form of different types of pouches from circa 1375-1425. Search for "beurs" or"purse"
and you'll find lovely badges such as this one (object 00818):



4 comments :

Marije said...

Thank you for the link to the Kunera website. My husband makes pewter badges and he always loves new ideas!

Machteld said...

I'm glad you like it! If he ever plans to make one in the form of a purse, please let me know, because I'd love to have one :-)

Anonymous said...

Reproduction available here:
http://www.fetteredcockpewters.com/page_badges3.htm

Tristán Z. said...

Thanks for the link!

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