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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

Pendant

ca. 1500 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Pendant, silver, silver gilt, enamel, of circular form with corded wire edge and suspension ring above. On the obverse, an engraved depiction of the Agnus Dei turning to gaze at a banner emblazoned with the cross, on a ground of dark blue enamel. On the reverse the Vernicle, on a hatched ground. The case is edged with a corded wire.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Silver, silver gilt, engraved, enamel
Brief description
Silver-gilt and enamel pendant depicting the Agnus Dei and Christ. Germany, about 1500.
Physical description
Pendant, silver, silver gilt, enamel, of circular form with corded wire edge and suspension ring above. On the obverse, an engraved depiction of the Agnus Dei turning to gaze at a banner emblazoned with the cross, on a ground of dark blue enamel. On the reverse the Vernicle, on a hatched ground. The case is edged with a corded wire.
Dimensions
  • Length: 2.9cm
  • Diameter: 2.3cm
Credit line
Given by Dame Joan Evans
Subjects depicted
Association
Bibliographic reference
Lightbown, Ronald. Medieval European Jewellery: with a catalogue of the collection in the Victoria & Albert Museum. London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1992. cat. 46. p. 507.
Collection
Accession number
M.95-1962

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Record createdDecember 15, 1999
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