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Pendant in the Shape of a Book
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Pendant in the Shape of a Book


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Description This pendant, shaped like a miniature book, has on its covers images of the Agony in the Garden and Moses and the Brazen Serpent in reverse painting on glass. Inside are images of the Lamb of God with three nails and St. Joseph of Arimathea. Such an exquisite object could be attached to a girdle (belt) or a rosary.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/29/1979Treatmentcleaned
8/29/1979Examinationexamined for condition
1/26/1988Examinationexamined for condition
5/09/1991Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Léon Gruel, Paris; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1600 (Baroque)
Medium
amelierung reverse-painted glass, gilded silver
Accession Number
46.1
Measurements
1 1/4 x 1 in. (3.2 x 2.5 cm)
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