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Pendant with the Goddess Diana
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Pendant with the Goddess Diana

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Description In addition to religious motifs, Renaissance pendants often presented mythological or genre subjects. This example shows Diana, the Roman goddess of the hunt, accompanied by a dog and carrying her bow, quiver, and a horn. Analysis of the enamels confirmed a 16th-century date for the figural group; however, the enameling on the mount proved to be of a later date. As the design of the whole piece is typical of pendants designed by Hans Collaert (Flemish, before 1555-1609), which set a central figure within an elaborate frame of upturned, curvilinear details, it is possible that the later elements on the mount are restorations made due to damage to the original enamel, which chips easily.
Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Technical Reportother
6/17/1983Loan Considerationexamined for loan
1/25/1988Examinationexamined for condition
5/09/1991Examinationexamined for condition
1/14/1992Examinationexamined for condition
4/18/2006Treatmentcleaned; examined for loan; examined for exhibition
  • The Triumph of Humanism: A Visual Survey of the Decorative Arts of the Renaissance. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco. 1977-1978.
  • 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.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2009.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry. El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso. 2010.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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16th century with 19th century restorations
gold, enamel, diamonds, rubies, pearls
Accession Number
H: 2 5/8 x W: 2 1/16 in. (6.67 x 5.24 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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