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Marriage Pendant

Italian (Florence)
about 1455–65


Object Place, Florence, Italy

Dimensions

Other (Overall): 4.1 x 1.2 cm (1 5/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

69.74

Medium or Technique

Silver-gilt, niello

On View

Italian Renaissance Gallery E (Gallery 219)

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants

Nielloed medallions set into silver-gilt case with rope molding and loop for hanging. Obverse: the couple facing one another, tree of life between them. Reverse: Lamb of Christ laying on book

Provenance

Dr. H. Freund, Vienna [see note 1]. 1969, purchased by the MFA from the Blumka Gallery, New York. (Accession date: May 14, 1969) NOTES: [1] According to a note in the curatorial file.

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund