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  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1500-1520 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, silver gilt, engraved

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 5, shelf B, box 11

Physical description

Medallion pendant, silver, silver gilt, of circular form, with a corded fram and suspension ring above. One side is engraved with the Mystical Marriage of St. Catherine of Alexandria who kneels to the left dressed in a coif and long robe, holding a sword in her left hand and with her wheel at her feet. Right, the Virgin sits on a crescent moon on an almond-shaped mandorla. A column in the background supports a vaulted ceiling.
The other side is engraved with the Mass of St. Gregory. Through an arched window is a representation of the Instruments of the Passion. Behind the Pope a kneeling cleric and page hold candles.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)


ca.1500-1520 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silver, silver gilt, engraved


Length: 4.7 cm, Diameter: 3.4 cm

Descriptive line

Silver-gilt pendant engraved with the Mystical Marriage of St. Catherine of Alexandria and the Mass of St Gregory. Germany, 1500-20.

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

Lightbown, Ronald. Medieval European Jewellery: with a catalogue of the collection in the Victoria & Albert Museum. London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1992. cat. 69. p. 517.


Silver; Gold


Engraving; Gilding

Subjects depicted

Faith; Instruments of the Passion; Christianity


Metalwork; Jewellery; Religion; Europeana Fashion Project


Metalwork Collection

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