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Pendant

Date:
15th century
Geography:
Made in Rhineland, Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
Mother of pearl with modern silver and red velvet mount
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 3/16 x 1 7/16 x 1/4 in. (5.6 x 3.6 x 0.6 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Miniature
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund and Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1976
Accession Number:
1976.316
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
Mary kneels in prayer as she is crowned by the Holy Trinity– the Father and Son as mirror images bearing attributes of their power (crowns, an orb representing the earth, and a scepter) and the Holy Ghost as a dove. The carving of the mother-of-pearl, a brittle material difficult to work, is exceptionally fine.
Marc Rosenberg, Berlin (until 1929); Freund, Vienna; Louis V. Randall, Montreal (in 1968); Ruth and Leopold Blumka(sold 1976)
Gómez-Moreno, Carmen. Medieval Art from Private Collections: A Special Exhibition at The Cloisters, October 30, 1968 through January 5, 1969. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1968. no. 219.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Notable Acquisitions, 1975-1979 (Metropolitan Museum of Art) (1979). p. 26.



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