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Pendant with a mother of pearl figure of Christ

Image attached to M.2-1970

An image of Pendant/Jewellery. Gold, set with emeralds and two diamonds and a carved mother-of-pearl figure of Christ on a background of gold, engraved and enamelled in translucent green (basse-taille enamelling). The back enamelled in opaque white, pink and black and set with an enamelled plaque in blue pink and grey-black of the virgin and child. Circular with a bow at the top. Gold, basse taille enamelling, emerald decoration, mother-of-pearl carving, height, whole, 7.8 cm, width, whole, 5.4 cm, circa 1600- 1700. Spanish.

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Pendant/Jewellery. Gold, set with emeralds and two diamonds and a carved mother-of-pearl figure of Christ on a background of gold, engraved and enamelled in translucent green (basse-taille enamelling). The back enamelled in opaque white, pink and black and set with an enamelled plaque in blue pink and grey-black of the virgin and child. Circular with a bow at the top. Gold, basse taille enamelling, emerald decoration, mother-of-pearl carving, height, whole, 7.8 cm, width, whole, 5.4 cm, circa 1600- 1700. Spanish.

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  • Accession Number: M.2-1970
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/9.5
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Jaymes Sinclair
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 768 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 285.29kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 95/10

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