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Miniature portrait of Mary Willis Duncan [1805-1888]

2006.44.99 (RS9214)

Description

Miniature portrait of Mary Willis Duncan. Woman is looking off to the right and is wearing a black shawl with floral print. White lace fichu at neck is secured with an oval hair brooch. Sitter is also wearing a gold cross. Her curled, gray hair is covered by a white lace cap. The background is a muted gray/blue color. Oval gold metal frame with hanging loop and stand. Frame has a ribbed surface with four evenly spaced overlapping gold ribbon bands.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1900
Inscriptions
On brown bag: "Grandmother Miniature/also Shah Jehan" (note)
Location of origin
United States
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
gilt bronze
ivory (tooth component)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
gilt bronze
ivory (tooth component)
miniatures (paintings)
oil paintings (visual works)
Painting
portraits
Dimensions
2 7/8 x 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.99
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
101651

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