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Pendant

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    late 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver-gilt with glass bead

  • Museum number:

    501-1903

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Depicts the Martyrdom of St Barbara. The saint kneels before her emblem, the chalice; her father raises a sword to slay her. A crystal bead hangs by a silver ring below. The loop for suspension is shaped as a figure of eight.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

late 15th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver-gilt with glass bead

Dimensions

Length: 4.7 cm with ring, Width: 1.2 cm

Descriptive line

Silver-gilt pendant of the Martyrdom of St Barbara, with a crystal bead below, Germany, late 15th century

Materials

Silver-gilt

Subjects depicted

Martyrdom; Swords; Saints; Chalices

Categories

Metalwork; Jewellery; Religion; Christianity; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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