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.
Les Enluminures will inaugurate a special exhibition and catalogue at Frieze Masters in London. It consists of twenty artistically and historically important rings dating from Imperial Rome to the 20th century. The engaging title “The Fashioned Hand: Historic Finger Rings” deliberately blurs the distinctions between art, costume, and the body.