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Religious pendant

Religious pendant

  • Place of origin:

    Spain (made)

  • Date:

    1600-1699 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tortoiseshell frame with gilt metal mounts containing scenes of painted wax figures decorated with sequins, tinsel and pastes on a cloth ground

  • Credit Line:

    Alfred Williams Hearn Gift

  • Museum number:

    M.54-1923

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Religious pendant, consisting of a vertical oval frame of tortoiseshell, with gilt metal mounts, containing Christian scenes of painted wax figures decorated with tinsel and pastes. On one side is the Crucifixion, with the Nativity below. On the other side is a monstrance between two bishops, with the Annunciation below.

Place of Origin

Spain (made)

Date

1600-1699 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Tortoiseshell frame with gilt metal mounts containing scenes of painted wax figures decorated with sequins, tinsel and pastes on a cloth ground

Dimensions

Length: 9.7 cm, Width: 6.6 cm, Depth: 2.7 cm

Descriptive line

Tortoiseshell frame with gilt mounts containing religious scenes made from painted wax, Spain, 1600-1699.

Materials

Gilt; Tortoiseshell; Wax; Tinsel; Paste; Cloth

Subjects depicted

Monstrance

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Christianity

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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