Hand carved queen Eleanor of Aquitaine medieval necklace.
Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 – 1 April 1204) (French: Aliénor d'Aquitaine), was Queen of France from 1137 to 1152 as the consort of King Louis VII, Queen of England from 1154 to 1189 as the wife of King Henry II, and Duchess of Aquitaine in her own right from 1137 until her death in 1204. As the heir of the House of Poitiers, rulers in southwestern France, she was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in western Europe during the High Middle Ages. She led armies several times in her life and was a leader of the Second Crusade. King Henry imprisoned her in 1173 for supporting the revolt of their eldest son against him. She was not released until 6 July 1189, when her husband died and their third son, Richard I (Richard The Lionheart), ascended the throne. As queen dowager, Eleanor acted as regent while Richard went on the Third Crusade.
- Hand carved pendant
- Solid yellow bronze also called jeweler gold bronze pendant
- Hand painted
- Gold leaf in background
- Sealed with a layer of resin to protect finish
- Nickel free
- The pendant is about 30 mm x 23 mm or 1 1/4" x 7/8"
- Signed in the back by the artist
- Soldered tube bail on top
- 14k gold filled chain
- Gold filled has 100 times more gold than plated. Does not rub off or peel off.
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