I assume this was also open-able, slide up one although I did not find information about it.
The front panel with a architectural motive of gothic windows was made with a cast. The back panel engraved with a hunting motive - rabbit being chased by three hounds.
This is still "work in progress" project but photos already give an idea of how it will look finished.
|Front and back panel of the pendant.|
Here are also some photos of the making process. I made the wax model mostly with a "build-up" technique and then made engravings in the background. Some wax, alcohol burner, a few metal instruments and some hours is all what is needed.
|Making the wax model of the front panel.|
And for comparison:
|The original pendant from the Metropolitan Museum in New York|
Material: silver, gold gilt
Dimensions: 57mm x 25mm x 7mm
Dating: late 14th century
The museum catalogue says that it got also inscriptions on the sides de Sca Barbara de Sco Giorgio [Saint Barbara Saint George] unfortunately I have no pictures or drawings of the inscriptions. That means I will not make any engraving until I obtain some more photos or before I will go for trip to New York and see it on the display myself.
If you maybe have some more photos of it please do not hesitate to contact me!