Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pendant with the Coronation of the Virgin

early 15th century
North French or Netherlandish
Ivory mounted behind rock crystal in gold mount
Overall: 1 3/8 x 13/16 x 1/4 in. (3.5 x 2.1 x 0.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Andrew Butterfield and Claire Schiffman, Stephen K. Scher, and Scher Charitable Trust Gifts, 2012
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
Delicate openwork carvings such as this pendant became a popular type of fine devotional jewlery from about 1400 onwards.
Private Collection, Germany; [ Blumka Gallery, New York (sold 2012)]
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