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Agnus dei pendant

Agnus dei pendant

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    1400-1450 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, silver gilt, wax

  • Museum number:

    833-1891

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Agnus Dei Pendant, silver, silver gilt, horn, wax. The circular silver gilt case with three suspension rings has a lid held in place by three pins; it encloses horn panes, between which are the remains of the wax Agnus Dei. On the obverse the lid is engraved around the rim with an inscription in Gothic lettering on a hatched ground 'IECUC [sic] MARIA IOHANNES ANNUS [sic]' (Jesus, Mary, John, Lamb [of God]); on the reverse similarly with 'IESUS MAIRA [sic]' IOHANNES MARIA HILF' (Jesus Mary John Mary help). On both sides the words are separated by rosettes, on the lid a sprig is added to one rosette.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

1400-1450 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver, silver gilt, wax

Marks and inscriptions

'IECUC [sic] MARIA IOHANNES ANNUS [sic]'
'IESUS MAIRA [sic]' IOHANNES MARIA HILF' 'IESUS MAIRA [sic]'
(Jesus, Mary, John, Lamb [of God]);
(Jesus Mary John Mary help)
Latin, in Gothic letter

'IESUS MAIRA [sic]' IOHANNES MARIA HILF'

Dimensions

Diameter: 5.8 cm

Descriptive line

Agnus Dei Pendant, silver, silver gilt. Germany, 1400-1450

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

Ronald Lightbown, Medieval European Jewellery, London, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1992, cat. 45. p. 507.

Materials

Silver; Gold; Wax

Techniques

Engraving; Gilding

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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