Sterling silver, Lapis Lazuli, and Cultured
Freshwater Pearl pendant.
This piece is inspired by a piece portrayed
in a portrait of Queen Elizabeth I thought to be from 1599 (illustration
# 129) on page 76 referred to as the "Hardwick Portrait"and
detail (illustration # 429 on page 328) of Janet Arnold's book
Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlock'd, (1988 W.S Maney &Son
LTD, Leeds, Great Britain. ISBN
The piece in the portrait is described as
"Jewel 'of golde like a Peramides" set with diamonds
and pendant pearls. In the portrait it is shown tied with a
ribbon (according to the text a red ribbon)to the forepart petticoat
of the Queen's skirt.
In the interests of capturing the spirit
of the historical piece at an affordable price this pendant
is made of sterling silver and lapis lazuli.
Height 4 inches, top to the bottom of the
Width 2 1/8 inches
Donated to the S.C.A. Barony of Delftwood
as a prize for their spring event,
of the Seven Deadly Sins