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Reliquary pendant

Reliquary pendant

  • Place of origin:

    Spain (made)

  • Date:

    early 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Onyx cameo set in silver-gilt openwork

  • Museum number:

    4055-1856

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Reliquary pendant in the form of an onyx cameo of the Virgin and Child, set in silver-gilt openwork.

Place of Origin

Spain (made)

Date

early 17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Onyx cameo set in silver-gilt openwork

Dimensions

Height: 4.9 cm, Width: 3.3 cm, Depth: 1.5 cm

Descriptive line

Reliquary pendant in the form of an onyx cameo of the Virgin and Child, set in silver-gilt openwork, Spain, early 17th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Bury, Shirley. Jewellery Gallery: summary catalogue. 2nd edn. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1982. ISBN 090520929X

Labels and date

LOCKET or RELIQUARY. Silver gilt border of open scrolls, set in the centre with an onyx cameo of the Virgin and Child. Italian. About 1560. 17/8 in. by 1 3/8 in. Bought, 8l. [1856]

Materials

Onyx; Silver-gilt

Techniques

Gilding; Setting

Subjects depicted

Openwork

Categories

Christianity; Jewellery; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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