The disk pendant composed of two pressed sheets and decorated in front in repoussé, applied elements, and granulation with two uraei flanking a domed element surmounted by a horned sun-disk, a winged sun-disk above, the ribbed suspension loop with beaded edges.
Lesendes Mädchen (before 1937). Emil Rau (German, 1858-1937). Oil on canvas.
Rau studied at the Dresden Academy of Art. He was a genre painter, working to preserve a colorful and rich Bavarian heritage, often portraying subjects in their traditional costumes and placing them in traditional German landscapes.
Barmbrack is a type of fruit loaf which was the highlight of the Halloween meal in Ireland during the Victorian period and remains popular to the present day. Like the traditional Christmas pudding, barmbrack has various objects baked inside it which were believed to predict a person’s future. The…