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The consummate skill of goldsmiths in Nasrid Granada is evident in these necklace elements, which combine filigree, granulation, and cloisonné enamelwork. The Latin inscription on the central pendant, "Hail Mary, full of Grace," the salutation of the archangel Gabriel when he revealed to the Virgin Mary that she would give birth to the Christ Child, leaves no doubt that this necklace excavated in Granada before 1916 was meant to be worn by a Christian.

The consummate skill of goldsmiths in Nasrid Granada is evident in these necklace elements, which combine filigree, granulation, and cloisonné enamelwork. The Latin inscription on the central pendant, "Hail Mary, full of Grace," the salutation of the archangel Gabriel when he revealed to the Virgin Mary that she would give birth to the Christ Child, leaves no doubt that this necklace excavated in Granada before 1916 was meant to be worn by a Christian.

Elements from a Necklace Granada Spain 15-16th C The Latin inscription on the central pendant, "Hail Mary, full of Grace, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession Number: 17.190.161a-j

The consummate skill of goldsmiths in Nasrid Granada is evident in these necklace elements, which combine filigree, granulation, and cloisonné enamelwork. The Latin inscription on the central pendant, "Hail Mary, full of Grace," the salutation of the archangel Gabriel when he revealed to the Virgin Mary that she would give birth to the Christ Child, leaves no doubt that this necklace excavated in Granada before 1916 was meant to be worn by a Christian.

Buckle. Gold, L 9.4cm. 1st century. Nangnang Commandery, Seogam-ri Tomb No.9, Korea. National Treasure No. 89 #KoreanDecorativeArt

ancientjewels: “ Ptolemaic Egyptian amulet depicting a “Ba” or the personality aspect of a soul. Dating to around 332-30 BCE, it is made of gold with inlaid lapis lazuli, turquoise, and steatite. From...

Ostrogothic fibula from the 6th century AD, made of gold and inlayed with enamel, garnet and emerald.