Brooch with a profile head of Minerva

Possibly French
about 1900
Louis Rault (French, 1847–1903)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Diameter x depth: 28.58 mm (1 1/8 in.) x 1 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.5487

Medium or Technique

Gold, diamond, and pearl

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

Gold medallion brooch with a profile head of Minerva set with diamonds in the helmet and in a choker around her neck. Medallion surrounded by a twisted wire set with two diamonds and two pearls.

Signed

Initials LR on front of medallion

Provenance

About 1994, purchased by gemologist Mona Lee Nesseth, CA, at Sotheby's; 2009, year-end gift from Nesseth to the MFA. (Accession date: January 20, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Mona Lee Nesseth