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Pendant

  • Place of origin:

    Greece (made)

  • Date:

    1800-1899 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved horn in a silver-gilt frame

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Walter Child

  • Museum number:

    M.142-1909

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Almond-shaped religious pendant of carved horn set in a silver-gilt frame. On one side is an image of the Virgin and Child between flowers, with a radiant sun above. On the other is Christ enthroned, in the robes of an Orthodox bishop, holding a book in one hand, with the other raised in blessing. At either side is a saint, described as Mary and St Nicholas, kneeling on a cloud. There are traces of an inscription in Greek characters round the edge. The frame is decorated with twisted and beaded wire, and has an oval loop attached at the top for suspension.

Place of Origin

Greece (made)

Date

1800-1899 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved horn in a silver-gilt frame

Dimensions

Length: 79 mm, Width: 55 mm, Depth: 10 mm

Object history note

This is said to have been bought in Athens.

Descriptive line

Almond-shaped horn religious pendant in a silver-gilt frame, Greece, 1800-1899.

Materials

Horn; Silver-gilt

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Christianity; Europeana Fashion Project; Traditional jewellery (Europe)

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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