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Name of Object:

Assyrianising pendant

Location:

London, United Kingdom

Holding Museum:

The British Museum

Date:

1865–1870

Type of object:

Pendant; personal ornament; jewellery

Artists:

Alessandro and Augusto Castellani

Museum Inventory Number:

20060311.1

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Gold, glass, mosaic

Dimensions:

Diameter 33 mm

Provenance:

Rome

Description:

Gold pendant made in Rome based on an Assyrian winged bull, now famous throughout Europe. Illustrates Assyrian influence on 19th-century jewellery.

Citation of this web page:

 "Assyrianising pendant" in Sharing History , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=sh_objects;AWE;uk;49;en&id=mosaics

MWNF Working Number: UK 049