pendant - Baroque - Mother of pearl

Description
pendant - Baroque - Mother of pearl
Spain - late 17th / early 18th century

A very fine Spanish Baroque pendant carved in mother-of-pearl and partially highlighted in back and red paint. The front depicts Saint Barbara next to the tower in which she was imprisoned and leaning on a sword while holding a palm branch, which is the symbol of martyrs. Her name underneath. The reverse shows the Christ Child holding the Sacred Heart and a cross. Underneath his initials IHS, the abbreviation for Iesus Hominum Salvator (Jesus, Savior of Men).

Late 17th / early 18th century.



Lot details
Object
pendant
Material
Mother of pearl
Style
Baroque
Estimated Period
late 17th / early 18th century
Country of Origin
Spain
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
8.7×6.5×0 cm
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