This painted enamel pendant was probably commissioned as a baptism gift. An inscription on the back of the silver frame gives a birth date (September 9, 1768), and the date of the child's "name day," or baptism (September 28), also the date of the feasts of Saints Chariton the Confessor and Alexander the Coppersmith of Phrygia. These saints, one of whom is probably the namesake of the pendant's infant owner, are painted on the front of the pendant, with St. Chariton's scroll advising: "Brethren, be clean in soul and in body." source 

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