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Locket

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1700-1794 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled gold

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss M. F. T. Ready

  • Museum number:

    M.8-1959

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painted enamel gold locket decorated on the obverse with the Virgin and Child and on the reverse with the Holy Shroud of Besançon.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1700-1794 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Enamelled gold

Dimensions

Height: 2.1 cm, Width: 1.9 cm, Depth: 0.6 cm

Historical context note

The Holy Shroud of Besançon was destroyed in 1794

Descriptive line

Painted enamel gold locket decorated on the obverse with the Virgin and Child and on the reverse with the Holy Shroud of Besançon, made in France, 1700-94 (when the shroud was destroyed)

Materials

Gold; Enamel

Techniques

Enamelling

Subjects depicted

Shroud of Besançon; Shrouds

Categories

Christianity; Jewellery; Metalwork; Accessories

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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