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Pendant

  • Place of origin:

    Spain (possibly, made)
    Italy (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    early 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold, partly enamelled, set with garnets, turquoises and two verre eglomisé plaques, and hung with pearls

  • Museum number:

    409-1873

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This pendant is decorated with two verre églomisé plaques. In this technique, glass workers painted, drew or gilded an image on the underside of a piece of glass. They then backed the image with metal foil, usually gold or silver. The pendant was once in the Treasury of the Cathedral of the Virgin of the Pillar, Saragossa, Spain.

Physical description

Enamelled gold pendant set with garnets and turquoises, with paintings in verre eglomisé and hung with pearls.

Place of Origin

Spain (possibly, made)
Italy (possibly, made)

Date

early 17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold, partly enamelled, set with garnets, turquoises and two verre eglomisé plaques, and hung with pearls

Dimensions

Height: 10.7 cm, Width: 4.8 cm, Depth: 1.6 cm

Object history note

From the Treasury of the Cathedral of the Virgin of the Pillar, Zaragoza. One of a group of jewels purchased by the Museum in 1870, when the Cathedral authorities sold off treasures presented to the shrine of the Virgin in order to complete their building programme.

Descriptive line

Enamelled gold pendant set with garnets and turquoises, with paintings in verre eglomisé and hung with pearls.

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Christianity; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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