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  • Place of origin:

    Spain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1620 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled gold, with rock crystal and pearls

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 7, shelf D, box 8

Physical description

Rock crystal mounted in enamelled gold, decorated with pearls, and set with enamelled bas reliefs of the Crucifixion and the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception in an aureola; both under crystal.

Place of Origin

Spain (probably, made)


ca. 1620 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Enamelled gold, with rock crystal and pearls


Height: 8.2 cm, Width: 5.7 cm, Depth: 2.3 cm

Object history note

From the Treasury of the Cathedral of the Virgin of the Pillar, Saragossa, and said to have been presented by Louis XIII of France. One of a group of jewels purchased by the Museum in 1870, when the Cathedral authorities sold off treasures presented to the shrine of the Virgin in order to complete their building programme.

Descriptive line

Pendant, with Crucifixion and Virgin of the Immaculate Conception, probably Spain, about 1620.

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

Somers-Cock, Anna, Princely Magnificence: court jewels of the Renaissance, 1500-1630, V&A, 1980, pp. 81-2, cat. 101


Quartz crystal; Gold; Pearl; Enamel



Subjects depicted



ELISE; Jewellery; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project


Metalwork Collection

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