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Silver-gilt diptych pectoral

unknown artist1800/1899

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization

Silver-gilt diptych pectoral with scenes of the Transfiguration and a flower-vase. As a shorthand version of the symbolic meanings of the tree of life, the flower-vase is found in a great number of iconographic variants and in secular art during the period of Ottoman rule. 19th c. H. 0.09 m. (ΓΕ 33882)

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  • Title: Silver-gilt diptych pectoral
  • Creator: unknown artist
  • Date Created: 1800/1899
  • diameter: 9
  • Physical Dimensions: h90 cm (complete)
  • Type: jewellery
  • Rights: Benaki Museum
  • External Link: Benaki Museum

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