Art Jewelry - 16th-century Cross Pendant
The cross on this pendant is adapted from the one on the orb in the hand of Jesus depicted in a Renaissance oil-on-wood triptych showing seven members of a North Germany family. The presence of Jesus in this domestic setting reflects the Lutheran belief in The Christ's direct approachability.
18K gold overlay. Lobster claw closure. Adjusts from 18''L to 20''L with extender chain; cross: 1 1/4''L.