Renaissance large silver pectoral crucifix

Renaissance large silver pectoral crucifix

Code: 12436

£950.00 Approx $1202.53, €1109.81
 

This superb Renaissance silver pectoral crucifix pendant, dates to the mid-17th century. Such a crucifix was designed to be worn on a long chain around the neck (so that it rests on the chest), especially by bishops, abbots, and priests. It is a well-sculpted piece made by a skilled silversmith, hollow and engraved. The cross is designed to be constructed from a tree, with sawn branches and engraved detail on the bark. It is intact, though it displays some wear, indicative of a much-loved devotional jewel. Today, this pendant retains the suspension loop, so it can still be worn with care.

OBJECT: Crucifix Pendant

CULTURE: Renaissance

DATE: c. 1600  - 1650 AD

MATERIAL: Silver

SIZE: 91mm (without ring) x 113mm (with ring and drop) x 47mm (wide) x 14mm (thick)

WEIGHT: 40.2 grams

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a Canadian private collection; ex-Matthew Holder; ex-Peter Szuhay.