Symbolic female figure with an anchor, representing Hope

Oval pendant, predominantly in brown and grey watercolour, in a rather crudley made oval copper suspension frame (not apparently a locket for carrying on the person). It shows a symbolic classical female figure representing 'Hope' standing on a shore on the right, with what appear to be cypress or similar trees behind. She looks left towards a ship at sea beyond, and leans on a large vertical anchor. The item has a green-leather, velvet-lined case which may not be original.

Object Details

ID: MNT0062
Collection: Fine art
Type: Pendant
Display location: Not on display
Creator: unidentified
Date made: Late 18th century
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 35 x 28 mm
Parts: Symbolic female figure with an anchor, representing Hope

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