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Cloisters Ground Ivy Necklace

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Price: $295.00 $35.00
Member Price: $265.50 $31.50

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Description

Our glamorous necklace is based on an original fifteenth-century woodcut illustrating ground ivy in the Museums 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.

  • 24K gold overlay
  • Simulated glass pearls
  • Lobster claw closure
  • 18 1/2''L

Art History

Ground ivy was used in healing remedies for centuries. According to a sixth-century treatise, it could treat bladder stones, ailments affecting hearing and smell, headache caused by heat, and the bite of creeping things. Its common name is alecost, referring to its use as a beer flavoring in the Middle Ages before hops were introduced.

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Description

Our glamorous necklace is based on an original fifteenth-century woodcut illustrating ground ivy in the Museums 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.





  • 24K gold overlay
  • Simulated glass pearls
  • Lobster claw closure
  • 18 1/2''L




Art History

Ground ivy was used in healing remedies for centuries. According to a sixth-century treatise, it could treat bladder stones, ailments affecting hearing and smell, headache caused by heat, and the bite of creeping things. Its common name is alecost, referring to its use as a beer flavoring in the Middle Ages before hops were introduced.


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