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Pendant

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1500 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, silver gilt

  • Museum number:

    808-1891

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 5, shelf B, box 3

Physical description

Pendant, silver, silver gilt, with hoops at either end with corded rings. The figures of four standing saints are placed around a central pillar beneath an imbricated canopy. Modelled in the round, they are applied to the pillar which contains a screw enabling the group to the turned round as the viewer wishes, and then fixed in the chosen position. The faces and hands are not gilded. The figures have been identified as: St. Anne, represented as Anna Selbdritt holding the Child on her right hand, the Virgin on her left hand. St. James the Greater holds a scallop shell and a pilgrim staff. St. Barbara holds a sword and a chalice, and the fourth saint has been tentatively identified as St. Leonard.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

ca. 1500 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver, silver gilt

Dimensions

Length: 5.9 cm, Width: 1.5 cm

Descriptive line

Pendant, silver, silver gilt, with figures of St. Anne, St. Leonard, St. James the Great and possibly St. Margaret. Germany, about 1500.

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. 43. p. 506.

Materials

Silver; Gold

Techniques

Gilding

Subjects depicted

Christianity; Faith

Categories

Metalwork; Jewellery; Religion; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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