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Pendant - Cupid drawing an arrow

Cupid drawing an arrow

  • Object:

    Pendant

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (south, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1600 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled gold, set with rubies, and hung with pearls

  • Museum number:

    M.387-1911

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Scrolling openwork pendants with a central figure are characteristic of the later 1500s. Metalworkers made the layers of openwork and figures separately and then screwed them in place. This style originated in southern Germany but spread quickly throughout Europe.

Physical description

Pendant with Cupid drawing an arrow, enamelled gold set with rubies and hung with pearls.

Place of Origin

Germany (south, made)

Date

ca. 1600 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Enamelled gold, set with rubies, and hung with pearls

Dimensions

Height: 8.0 cm, Width: 4.5 cm, Depth: 1.1 cm

Descriptive line

Pendant with Cupid drawing an arrow, enamelled gold set with rubies and hung with pearls, South Germany, ca.1600.

Materials

Gold; Ruby; Pearl

Subjects depicted

Arrows; Flowers (plants); Mythology; Love; Bows (weapons)

Categories

Images Online; Jewellery; Majolica; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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