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Pendant Cross

A work made of gold, enamel, emeralds, and pearls.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of gold, enamel, emeralds, and pearls.

Date:

c. 1575-c. 1625

Artist:

Spanish or South German

About this artwork

This pendant cross is an elaborate assemblage of cast and fused segments ornamented with emeralds in tall, pyramidal mounts. Enameled gold and pin-fastened pearls add vigorous effects of color, texture, and light. The three-dimensional quality of this piece would have been particularly distinctive when worn upon the rich garments of the Renaissance.

On View

Applied Arts of Europe, Gallery 238

Title

Pendant Cross

Origin

Spain

Date

1550–1600

Medium

Gold, enamel, emeralds, and pearls

Dimensions

9.5 × 7.6 cm (3 3/4 × 3 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Marilynn B. Alsdorf

Reference Number

1992.506

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