Mini-Podcast - Episode 35: Renaissance Pendants, Painting, and Fashion

December 3, 2021

Fashion blossomed during the Renaissance with elaborate, fantastical costumes and luxurious jewelry. Today, we take a look at one type of wearable Renaissance artwork; the portrait pendant. What is a pendant? How was the Renaissance concept of fashion different from our own? And who made these luxurious objects? 

Resources

Pendant with Virgin Mary as Queen of Heaven

Metropolitan Museum of Art Commesso Pendant