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Cameo Brooch

2007.15.24 (RS9359)

Description

Oval shell cameo brooch in gold mount, depicts a bacchante (Roman) or maenad (Greek) in profile with grape clusters in hair, plain gold mount, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1880
Inscriptions
"51 / May" (Scratch mark)
Object type
Clothing; Clothing Accessories
Descriptive terms
Brooch
Pin, Clothing
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 9/16 in x 1 3/8 in x 3/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.15.24
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
100707
Reference Notes
For information on cameos see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989); Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 215-232; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 227-236; Miller, Anna M. "Cameos Old & New," 3rd Edition (2005).
Related Items
Accession number 1940.452 Notes Other Bacchante Cameos:
Accession number 1933.12

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