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The Cheat Pearls Necklace

REF BZ400024 EAN 3336727047439

 The Cheat Pearls Necklace

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The Cheat Pearls Necklace

Jewel inspired by a detail of the work by the painter Georges de La Tour (1593 - 1652), "Le Tricheur à l'as de carreau" (The Cheat with the Ace of Diamonds), ca. 1635-1638.

This is one of La Tour's key paintings. It depicts a young man being cheated at a game of cards by three accomplices: a courtesan, a servant and a swindler, seen on the left pulling out the master card from his belt.

In the painting, the courtesan is wearing a necklace of big olive-shaped pearls and pear-shaped earrings, which probably allude to her decadent way of life.

Indeed, pearls are considered to be attributes of Venus, the goddess of love, and they frequently symbolise venal love.

Material
Mother of pearl glass beads
Dimensions
43 cm
Museum
Paris - Musée du Louvre
Themes
Games
Material
Pearly glass beads
Art movement
Baroque
Artist
Georges de La Tour (1593-1652)
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