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Pendant Cross with Emeralds
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Pendant Cross with Emeralds


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description In 1558, the Spanish began drawing on the vast emerald mines at Muzo, Colombia, part of their New World empire. These emeralds were higher quality than those available from the nearly exhausted Egyptian mines. This style of cross with large cut stones was favored by wealthy aristocratic woman of the Spanish court including Archduchess Isabella.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/27/1988Treatmentcleaned
1/27/1988Examinationexamined for condition
5/09/1991Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture (WT). The Frick Collection, New York. 2019.
Provenance Carl Schon, Inc., Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1945, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1945

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Period
1575-1650 (Baroque)
Medium
gold, emeralds, enamel, pearls
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1745
Measurements
H: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
Geographies
  • Spain (Place of Origin)
  • Colombia, Muzo (Source of Materials)

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