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  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    1425-1475 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, silver gilt, mother of pearl

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pendant, silver, silver gilt, mother of pearl. The obverse set with the mother of pearl roundel carved with a three-quarters length figure of St. Bartholomew holding a large knife. On the reverse of the silver-gilt case is an engraving of a standing figure of a youthful bishop-saint holding a Gothic chalice on a lobed foot in his right hand and a crozier in his left, against a stylized landscape. The plain frame edged with a band of twisted wire and with a suspension hoop, a second hoop missing below, the mother of pearl relief much worn.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)


1425-1475 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silver, silver gilt, mother of pearl


Diameter: 3.2 cm

Descriptive line

Pendant, silver, silver gilt, mother of pearl, depicting St. Bartholomew.Germany, 1425-1475.

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

Ronald Lightbown, Medieval European Jewellery, London, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1992, cat. 49. p. 508.


Silver; Gold; Mother of pearl


Gilding; Carving


Jewellery; Metalwork; Religion; Christianity; Europeana Fashion Project


Metalwork Collection

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