This newly acquired and exceptionally rare jewel is on display at the National Museum of Scotland for the first time this autumn.

An outstanding piece of 16th century craftsmanship, featuring a large gemstone and exquisite enamel decoration, the Fettercairn Jewel casts new light on the magnificence of the Renaissance in Scotland.

Above image: Detail of the reverse of the Jewel showing Mercury and a white dog.
Header image: The reverse of the Fettercairn Jewel is decorated with detailed enamelled imagery.


Acquired with support from Art Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and the National Museums Scotland Charitable Trust.

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The Fettercairn Jewel

Acquired in 2017, this rare jewelled and enamelled locket conceals secrets which could shed new light on the Scottish Renaissance. Join us on a journey of discovery as our curators, conservators and scientists work to unravel its mysteries.
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Exhibition information

When

28 Sep - 31 Dec 2017
10:00 - 17:00

Where

Kingdom of the Scots, Level 1,

How much

Free

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