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Acquired in 1967 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
MET
credit
date_end
1675-12-31
date_start
1650-01-01
date_text
1650-1675 (made)
descriptive_line
Necklace composed of glass, over blue foil, painted with devices in white, on silver backings strung on wax thread, England, 1650-1675
dimensions
Height: 1.2 cm, Depth: 0.9 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Jewellery, room 91 mezzanine
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
823
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:22:13.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:22:13.000Z
latitude
52.883289
location
Jewellery, room 91 mezzanine, case 81, shelf D1, box 7
longitude
-1.97685
marks
'EJ' 'At Rest' 'GLORIA' 'VANITAS'
materials
Glass, Silver, foil, thread
materials_techniques
Glass, over painted blue foil on silver with wax thread
museum_number
M.50-1967
museum_number_token
m501967
object_number
O126179
object_type
Necklace
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Necklace composed of glass, over blue foil, painted with devices in white, on silver backings strung with wax thread. The devices are: a skull and crossbones; initials EJ beneath a coronet; a putto holding leaves; a cornucopia; two cherubs with a flaming heart; a skeleton on a tomb inscribed At Rest; a dolphin; an angel with two crosses; a crowned lion; a winged skull; a bull; the sun, moon and stars; a lyre and butterfly; initials EJ beneath a coronet; flowers; clasped hands with a heart; a skull above a crown with inscriptions GLORIA and VANITAS; a putto with a lance; an elephant's head and trident; a sea animal in a shell.
place
England
primary_image_id
2006BG9038
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Each of the individual square panels of this necklace is set with a blue foil which has been painted with a symbol representing love or mortality. These include a skull and crossbones; initials EJ beneath a coronet; a putto holding leaves; a cornucopia; two cherubs with a flaming heart; a skeleton on a tomb inscribed At Rest; a dolphin; an angel with two crosses; a crowned lion; a winged skull; a bull; the sun, moon and stars; a lyre and butterfly; flowers; clasped hands with a heart; a skull above a crown with inscriptions GLORIA and VANITAS; a putto with a lance; an elephant's head and trident; a sea animal in a shell. Books of emblems and devices had been current since the Renaissance and such symbols were widely understood and used at the time.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
necklace-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
painting
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1675
year_start
1650