A medieval holy lamb wax seal necklace pendant ... a lamb of many names: the Agnus Dei, the Lamb of God, the holy lamb or the paschal lamb wax seal jewelry.
- description -
The little holy lamb is looking back over his shoulder at a staff with a cross at the top waving a triple tailed banner. The surrounding Latin legend, in Lombardic script, reads PRDIVE STVI which translates I AM PRIVATE a very common non personal legend in medieval times.
- symbolism -
The central lamb with a banner was a symbol of the Church, representing the words of John the Baptist, “Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.”
It is a symbol widely seen on plaques, coins, tokens, stained glass windows in churches, tapestries, mosaics, buildings and so much more.
Hand cast from a medieval chessman wax seal that dates back to the 13th - 14th century, and you can see in the photo that it's a bit deteriorated around the edge from spending centuries in the ground before being unearthed.
- approximate measurement - 3/4” (19mm)
- wax seal charm metal - fine silver (.999 pure and recycled silver)
- photographed with an old US dime
- chain - a sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp.
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout.
Impressed with history!