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Pendant with the Virgin and Child in Glory
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Pendant with the Virgin and Child in Glory


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Description The depiction of the Virgin and Child in Glory within an aureole (large almond-shaped halo) of roses evoked for contemporaries both a well-known image from the book of Revelation interpreted as the Virgin's triumph over evil and the rosary. The ring at the top is for a chain, while that at the bottom is for a pendant pearl.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
2/22/1979Examinationexamined for condition
6/12/1984Treatmentother
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Objects of Adornment: Five Thousand Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. 1984-1987.
  • Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery and the Zucker Family Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987.
Provenance Collection of Melvin Gutman Sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, April 24, 1969, lot 11; Blumka Gallery, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1970, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1970

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Creator
Period
1500-1550 (Renaissance)
Medium
partially gilded silver
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1991
Measurements
1/2 in. (1.2 cm)
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