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Religious pendant

Religious pendant

  • Place of origin:

    Cordoba (made)

  • Date:

    1865-1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver mount containing coloured printed paper under glass

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Religious medallions, often mounted in decorative filigree frames, were widely worn in Catholic Spain. They were often acquired as souvenirs at the numerous pilgrimage sites, and were used as amulets against all the dangers of daily life as much as aids to prayer.

This pendant was acquired new in Cordoba in 1871. It contains two coloured prints of saints who would have been easily recognisable to its original owner but are not specific enough to be identified precisely now.

It was bought for the museum by Senor Riano for three shillings and four pence in 1871.

Physical description

Circular pendant containing a religious print on each side, in a silver frame. There is a loop for suspension at the top, with a plain wire ring threaded through it. There is a decorative band of twisted wire running round the outside of the frame, with a stylised flower at each side, and at the top and bottom. One side of the pendant shows a male saint with a rope round his neck, and the other a female saint.

Place of Origin

Cordoba (made)


1865-1870 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silver mount containing coloured printed paper under glass


Length: 5.3 cm, Width: 4.2 cm, Depth: 0.9 cm

Descriptive line

Silver pendant with religious prints, Cordoba (Spain), 1865-1870.


Silver; Paper; Glass


Jewellery; Metalwork; Christianity


Metalwork Collection

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