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Religious pendant

Religious pendant

  • Place of origin:

    Spain (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1700-1799 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Sackcloth relic on silk ground with gilt paper, tinsel and paper label, under glass, backed with red wax seal, in silver-gilt filigree frame

  • Museum number:

    332-1890

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Vertical oval pendant, consisting of a frame of curved filigree scrolls surrounding an oval glass case containing a relic described as a piece of St Francis' sackcloth (saccum). On the back is a red wax impression of an unknown cardinal's seal. There is a ring for suspension made from a band of twisted wires at the top, resting on a filigree bead.

Place of Origin

Spain (possibly, made)

Date

1700-1799 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Sackcloth relic on silk ground with gilt paper, tinsel and paper label, under glass, backed with red wax seal, in silver-gilt filigree frame

Marks and inscriptions

'SACCUM S.FRANCISCI'
Sackcloth of St. Francis.
On paper label on front.

Dimensions

Length: 10.3 cm, Width: 7.9 cm, Depth: 1.9 cm

Descriptive line

Silver-gilt filigree reliquary containing a piece of St Francis' robe, Spain, 1700-1799.

Materials

Silver-gilt; Glass; Wax; Cloth; Silk; Paper; Tinsel

Techniques

Filigree

Subjects depicted

Arms; Relic

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Christianity

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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