Bloodstone reliquary pendant : 16th - 17th century

 
Bloodstone reliquary pendant : 16th - 17th century
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Full image caption

Bloodstone reliquary pendant set in gold with white enamel with the emblems of the Passion. The bloodstone is engraved with the head of Christ wearing the crown of thorns and 'EGO SUM VIA VERITAS ET VITA' - 'I am the way, the truth and the life'-and the reverse is engraved with the head of the virgin in profile and 'MATER JESU CHRISTI' -'Mother of Jesus Christ'. Part of the Cheapside Hoard.

Image Details

Date
 
1501 AD - 1625 AD
Image Number
 
000901

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