A jewel with a central panel with figures in high relief representing Joseph in the well, surrounded by his brethren, a subject unrecorded in 16th century European jewellery.
Gold-enamelled Pendant Jewel by English, 19th century
© British Museum
- Enamelled gold Dimensions: 7 x 13 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £660 ( Total: £1,320)
- Acquired in:
- Phillips de Pury
The design in translucent enamel on the back is in the style of the French 16th century designer and pattern-maker Etienne Delaune. Now thought to be 19th century.