Description & Technical information

Weight: 31g, the square section gold cross with cut-away aperatures revealing an internal wooden core, cushion shaped terminals with blue enamel detail, hung with a pearl to each upper arm and to the base, the engraved reverse with black and white enamel scrollwork, applied with a modelled figure of Jesus Christ wearing white enamelled loin cloth, banner above bearing the acronym 'INRI' (Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum: Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews), hung upon a gold ring suspension loop.

Date:  1650
Period:  17th century
Origin:  Spain
Medium: Enamelled gold, Pearl, Wood
Dimensions: 9.5 cm (3³/₄ inches)
Categories: Jewellery