Rouen (Seine-Maritime)
Abbey of St Amand

Abbey crosier

Second half of the 12th century

A crosier with a hollow cartridge, circular in section, and engraved with the inscription, argue, observa, increpa. (preach, exhort, correct). The knot is the in the form of a flattened sphere. The stem is punctuated by two rings and then rolls into a scroll which culminates in the head of serpent with small ears. The tip, which is in conical form, is decorated with two small rings.

Dimensions of the object
H. 27 cm ; w. max.  8.8 cm

- Exhibition : Trésors des abbayes normandes, Rouen et Caen, 1979, n° 274, p. 247

Musée départemental des Antiquités de Rouen, Seine-Maritime
inv.  908

Yohann Deslandes, Musée des Antiquités de Rouen