Gold-enamelled Pendant Jewel by Unknown Artist

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.

Details

Medium:
Enamelled gold
Dimensions:
7 x 13 cm
Art Fund grant:
£660 ( Total: £1,320)
Acquired in:
1956
Vendor:
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.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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