Hanghing plaque - inv. 572
On one side of this devotional object, there is the Pietà, engraved on mother-of-pearl and applied on a silver foil. At its sides, there are enamels with the instruments of the Passion of Christ.
On the frame, are depicted the Angel of the Annunciation, the Virgin and three Prophets; Saint John the Baptist with the lamb (in the tondo at the top) and a female profile (in the tondo at the bottom).
On the other side of the plaque, there is the enamel depiction of the Resurrection with the Latin inscription -RESUREXIT DOMINUS ALL(elui)A SICUT DIXIT VOBIS ALL(elui)A- The Lord has risen from death Hallelujah just as He told you Hallelujah. In the tondo above the frame there is another female profile in the tondo on the bottom is represented Saint Andrew with the cross of his martyrdom.
The refined enamels were made at the end of the 15th century probably in the Milanese workshop of the Ambrogio de’ Predis, an artist, who was influenced by Leonardo and worked for the Sforza court.
The mother-of-pearl Pietà is the works of a contemporary German engraver.