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Pendant cross with a central oval and four smaller roundels, each containing a painted enamel on both front and back. In gold settings the table-cut gemstones are placed between the cardinal points. The enamels represent: on one side St Joseph with infant Jesus in centre, the Sacred Monogram and three nails, St Roche, MAR in monogram (Virgin Mary) and St Sebastian. On the other side Madonna and Child with inscription, God the Father, St John the Evangelist, Holy Ghost and St John the Baptist. Engraved suspension loop.
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Length: 4.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Text from catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift (Gere et al 1984) no 295:
St Joseph was the patron saint of those dying from sickness, while St Roche and St Sebastian were venerated as protectors against the plague. The choice of two saints named John may indicate that this was the name of the person the piece was made for. The combination of the Sacred Monogram IHS, representing the first three letters of the name of Jesus in Greek, with three nails, was particularly associated with the Jesuits. (Hugh Tait).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: HG.120 (masterlist number)