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Religious pendant

Religious pendant

  • Place of origin:

    Valencia (made)

  • Date:

    1865-1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraved silver

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Bought for the museum by Senor Atienza for £ 1 16s. in Valencia in 1870.

Physical description

Oval silver reliquary case, with religious engravings on each side. On the hinged opening of the front is the Cross on the hill of Calvary, surrounded by a ladder and a sponge on a stick; and on the back is a flaming heart pierced by two arrows. There is a band of spiral twisted ribbon wire round the edge of the case. At the top is a small motif of pierced silver with a loop for suspension. On the inside of the back of the case are a few haphazard engravings of leaves and flowers. There is a long heavy chain attached to the loop at the top of the case.

Place of Origin

Valencia (made)


1865-1870 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Engraved silver


Length: 9.0 cm pendant, Width: 5.0 cm pendant, Depth: 1.7 cm pendant, Length: 105 cm chain, Diameter: 0.7 cm chain

Descriptive line

Oval silver reliquary case on a long chain, Valencia (Spain), 1865-1870.





Subjects depicted

Cross; Ladder; Sponge; Heart


Jewellery; Metalwork; Christianity


Metalwork Collection

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