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Pendant

  • Place of origin:

    Spain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1610-1620 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled gold set with table- and rose-cut rock crystals and hung with pearls

  • Museum number:

    341-1870

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 7, shelf D, box 11

Physical description

Enamelled gold pendant in the form of a figure of the Virgin of the Pillar with attendant angels, set with table- and rose-cut crystals and hung with pearls

Place of Origin

Spain (made)

Date

ca. 1610-1620 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Enamelled gold set with table- and rose-cut rock crystals and hung with pearls

Dimensions

Height: 8.2 cm, Width: 4.8 cm, Depth: 1 cm

Object history note

From the Treasury of the Cathedral of the Virgin of the Pillar, Zaragoza. One of a group of jewels purchased by the Museum in 1870, when the Cathedral authorities sold off treasures presented to the shrine of the Virgin in order to complete their building programme.

Descriptive line

Enamelled gold pendant in the form of a figure of the Virgin of the Pillar with attendant angels, set with table- and rose-cut rock crystals and hung with pearls, Spain, about 1610-20.

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

Somers-Cock, Anna, Princely Magnificence: court jewels of the Renaissance, 1500-1630, V&A, 1980, p. 83, cat. 107

Materials

Gold; Quartz crystal; Pearl

Techniques

Enamelling; Lapidary

Subjects depicted

Angels

Categories

Christianity; Jewellery; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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