About this artwork
This pendant cross is an elaborate assemblage of cast and fused segments ornamented with emeralds in tall, pyramidal mounts. Enameled gold and pin-fastened pearls add vigorous effects of color, texture, and light. The three-dimensional quality of this piece would have been particularly distinctive when worn upon the rich garments of the Renaissance.
- Pendant Cross
- Spain (Object Possibly made in)
- Gold, enamel, emeralds, and pearls
- 9.5 × 7.6 cm (3 3/4 × 3 in.)
- Gift of Marilynn B. Alsdorf