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Woman's Girdle with Hexagram Pendant
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Woman's Girdle with Hexagram Pendant


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description A girdle was a loose belt that women wore hooked around the waist and from which might be suspended a pomander (scent holder), an amulet, keys, or a small purse. It might consist of simple gold links or be highly worked, as is this example. The six-pointed star (hexagram) suspended from the girdle was recognized in the mid 16th century by Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike as a symbol that could draw the protection of God to the wearer.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
9/08/1958Treatmentcleaned
9/19/1964Treatmentcleaned; coated
11/23/1987Treatmentcleaned
11/23/1987Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Mathias Komor, New York, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1957, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1957

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Period
ca. 1550 (Renaissance)
Medium
gilded silver, rock crystal, enamel
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1866
Measurements
23 13/16 in. (60.5 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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