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Lady from Cagliari pendant

The artefact

This striking elegant pendant reproduces the delicate profile of a woman wearing stylised headgear typical of the traditional costume of Cagliari. Made of Indian coral, pinchbeck, mother-of-pearl and pearls, it expresses the distinctive dreamy style of this goldsmith’s workshop.

Details

Materiali: Coral, shells and mother of pearl, Pearls
Tecniche di lavorazione: Traditional goldsmith's techniques, Engraving and repoussage (embossing)
Dimensioni: 11.5 cm
Località di produzione: Cagliari

Settore: Jewels

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