Wood-carved encolpium

A wood-carved circular encolpium mounted in a metal frame with filigree and granulated decoration forming continuous tiny semicircles on its inside and outside circumference. Developed in each quadrant on the inner edge are palmettes set with a blue stone at the centre. “Blackberries” with granulated decoration surround the semicircles and the palmettes. In the upper part of the frame is a rosette, affixed to the back of which is a simple suspension loop.

A spiralling vine branch creates seven divisions in which are the following representations: at the centre the Pentecost, below the Cosmos, and around it the Annunciation, the Holy Trinity, the Dormition of the Virgin, the Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple and the Baptism. The execution is careful and detailed, typical of workshops of this period.