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Pendant with miniature portrait of Henry Rust (1737-1812)

1947.4 (RS8048)

Description

Oval gold pendant set with a miniature on ivory of Henry Rust, reverse features a compartment set with a braid of brown and gray hair.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1812
Inscriptions
"Henry Rust Obt. Sept. 27th, 1812, Aeet. 75." (Engraved)
Material
gold (metal)
human hair
ivory (tooth component)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
gold (metal)
human hair
ivory (tooth component)
miniatures (paintings)
mourning
Neoclassical
PENDANT
pendants (jewelry)
Dimensions
3 x 2 1/4 x 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1947.4
Credit Line
Bequest of Katherine L. Rust
GUSN
102852
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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