UNIQUE, TRADITIONAL, ARTISTIC AND LUXURIOUS
PIECE OF PORTUGUESE AND EUROPEAN ANTIQUE HISTORY
The Pendant Maltese cross is identified as the symbol of an order of Christian warriors known as the Knights Hospitaller or Knights of Malta. It was originally the symbol of Amalfi, a small Italian republic of the 11th century. The cross is eight-pointed and has the form of four "V"-shaped arms joined together at their tips, so that each arm has two points. Its design is based on crosses used since the First Crusade. The eight points are said to symbolise the chivalric virtues:
• Glory and honour
• Contempt of death
• Helpfulness towards the poor and the sick
• Respect for the church
The Pendant is made in filigree “crespo” with 5 enamel flowers, a very difficult work to accomplish especially in these dimensions, where used by religious ceremonies.
Cross: 96.85mm x 86.34mm;
Solid gold 800/1000; 19.2K;
Weight: 85.8 grams;
Hallmarks: Maker, gold and UID.
***** Museum reproduction *****
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