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Pendant with miniature portrait of George May Merriam

1928.38 (RS7077)

Description

Oval gold frame with beaded edge, set with a miniature painting on ivory featuring a profile bust portrait of a young man, reverse has small inset window set with brown hair, gold loop attachment at top.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1803
Location of origin
American
Material
gold (metal)
human hair
ivory (tooth component)
Object type
Adornment; Body Adornments
Descriptive terms
gold (metal)
hairwork jewelry
human hair
ivory (tooth component)
Jewelry
miniatures (paintings)
Neoclassical
Pendant
pendants (jewelry)
People and organizations
Merriam, George May, Mr., d. ca. 1803
Webb, George James, Mrs.
Dimensions
2 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1928.38
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Howard Van Sinderen
GUSN
103273

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