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Pendant with Saint Gabriel

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Shell cameo, depicting the Angel of the Annunciation. Rectangular plaque, curved lower edge. Mounted in silver, ringed with herringbone engraving on edge,scrolls and cherub's head on back; probably 16th century mounts.

Provenance

1946, sold by Blumka Gallery, New York, to the MFA for $150. (Accession Date: June 13, 1946)

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund

French, Medieval (Gothic), late 15th century

Object Place

France

Dimensions

4.45 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

46.457

Medium or Technique

Shell mounted in silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants