Our glamorous necklace is based on an original fifteenth-century woodcut illustrating ground ivy in the Museum’s collection. The three enclosed gardens at The Cloisters are treasures in themselves, each with its own delightful character. Together they illuminate the important role that plants played in medieval art and life, from the medicinal to the allegorical. Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea
), a creeping perennial herb in the mint family, is grown at The Cloisters.
24K gold overlay, with simulated glass pearls. 18 1/2''L. Lobster claw closure.