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Pendant with miniature portrait of an unknown man

2007.15.147 (RS9269)

Description

Round gold pendant set with a miniature on ivory of a portrait of an unidentified man, reverse set with hair in a basket weave pattern and a gold cipher.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1775-1825
Inscriptions
"JD" (Cipher)
Material
gold (metal)
human hair
ivory (tooth component)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
gold (metal)
human hair
ivory (tooth component)
miniatures (paintings)
Neoclassical
PENDANT
pendants (jewelry)
Dimensions
2 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 3/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.15.147
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
102838
Reference Notes
For more information on miniatures in jewelry see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995):83-97.

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