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Pendant with miniature portrait of an unknown man

2007.15.150 (RS9273)

Description

Oval gold pendant set with a miniature on ivory of an unidentified man, reverse set with brown hair in a large basket weave pattern.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1775-1825
Material
gold (metal)
human hair
ivory (tooth component)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
gold (metal)
human hair
ivory (tooth component)
miniatures (paintings)
PENDANT
pendants (jewelry)
Dimensions
3 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 3/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.15.150
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
102840
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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