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Large pendant with paintings of Jesus & Mary, 18th century

For centuries, an important source of income for numerous monasteries was the production of small devotional pictures for domestic use. Especially in the Catholic areas of southern Germany, small house altars or so-called "Herrgottswinkel" belonged to every household. Often it was located in a corner of the room ("Winkel") and was furnished with candles, pictures of saints, icons, bible, a hymnal, calendar pages or flowers. But also jewelry was created in past centuries often with religious motifs and using such small paintings. The large pendant presented here is a fine example of religious jewellery from a traditional costume context. Under a large bow, decorated with a green stone, a heart-shaped pendant is set, presenting a painted image on the front and on the back. On one side we see the Mother of God Mary, crowned and looking benign. On the reverse, her Son, crucified in a vast landscape. The pendant made of gilded metal was created in the course of the 18th century. Its workmanship is simple, but the result is powerful and present. With a velvet ribbon it can be worn as a necklace, but of course also without traditional costume.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.