Description This intricate locket, with scenes inside and out, was probably used as a "paternoster," an aid to prayer similar to a rosary. The scenes on the inside are executed in colorful enamel. On the left, Christ is greeted as he enters Jerusalem on a donkey. On the right, the risen Christ invites the "doubting" apostle Thomas to affirm his resurrection by touching his wound. On the exterior are scenes of Christ Shown to the People and a Pietà modeled in brown wax to resemble boxwood and covered with a rock crystal disk.
- Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Collections of Passavant; Spitzer Sale, Paris, 1893, lot 1787; Mrs. John Russell Pope [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1943, by gift.
Credit Gift of Mrs. John Russell Pope, 1943
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