Central European, circa 1880s-1890s.
This large antique 14K gold pendant with a hand-engraved border features enameled Madonna and Child after Raphael’s The Sistine Madonna painting.
The back of the pendant is enameled with inscription in Latin:
“Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,
Ora Pro nobis !”
The inscription could be translated as:
“Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us !”
Total length with bail 45 mm (1 7/8 in.)
Width 33 mm (1 1/4 in.)