Gold and enamel pendant with Christ and the Virgin. French, 17th century.
A gold and enamel double sided devotional pendant painted with the busts of Christ and the Virgin.
Probably originally a pendant from a rosary, it is now mounted on a string of pearls with gold beads and diamonds.
French, first half of the 17th century.
The enamel measures 2.8 x 2.2cm.
In unrestored and untouched condition, the pearls will require a clasp to be worn.
For a similar double sided enamel with the Virgin and Christ, see the collection of the British Museum, Museum no, 1978,1002.542.
Locket in gold and painted enamel. The head of Christ (restored and re-painted) is on the lid, the head of the Virgin is on the base. Inside the lid is an enamelled: landscape and inside the base is plain white enamel.
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