The thing of mine I have loved the best: Meanigful Jewels, Les Enluminures - New York

April 5 - 20, 2018 Tuesday to Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM

The exhibition consists of forty-six pieces of European jewelry – pendants, reliquaries, amulets, and talismans – from the eighth century to the eighteenth century. An Anglo-Saxon glass pendant, a Spanish “magic belt,” a Mexican lantern pendant (once adorned with New World feathers), and an Imperial Memento Mori Skull, these are just a few of the remarkable objects included. The engaging title “The thing of mine I have loved the best” comes from the medieval will of a English duchess who bequeaths a reliquary jewel to her son. It expresses the sentiment that jewels appealed (then, as well as now) to the truest and strongest emotions

Les Enluminures, New York 
23 East 73rd Street
April 5 to 20, 2018

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 6 PM to 8 PM