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FRAME WITH PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The frame is made from tortoise shell which is tan with dark brown splotches. At the edge is a row of brass nail heads which are flush with the surface. There are three incised stars at each corner, and an oval indentation in the center. This is surrounded by an inner metal frame decorated with a vine scroll. This holds a piece of glass, underneath which is a painted miniatute of a woman. She is standing three quarters length and wearing an Italian Renaissance costume. The back is solid.

Object name:
FRAME WITH PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN
Made from:
Shell -- miniature -- metal
Made in:
Place made unknown
Date made:
19th c.
Size:
11.7 × 9.8 cm (4 5/8 × 3 7/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
36.127
Class:
SHELL
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973