Frida Kahlo Pendant
“Viva La Vida, Watermelons” is the last painting Frida Kahlo finished shortly before her death in 1954.
In the painting, Frida inscribed “Viva La Vida” onto the flesh of a watermelon wedge, it translates to “Long Live Life”.
Watermelons relate to the traditional Mexican Day of the Dead, when relatives celebrate, rather than mourn their dead and imagine them feasting on watermelon and their other favourite foods. Frida echos this sentiment in her painting with the etched words “Long Live Life”.
The painted pendant is made from copper and has numerous layers of enamel glass that is kiln fired at 800 degrees celsius. Frida has been hand painted and fired several times to give a glossy finish. The gemstone in the flower is a crystal quartz, the setting is made from sterling silver and comes with a 50cm /20″ sterling chain.
The pendant measures approx 30mm and 30mm.
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