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Locket

Italian
19th century


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Dimensions

6.35 cm (2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1972.627

Medium or Technique

Shell, gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Cameos

Shell mounted cameo locket, representing Minerva, mounted in gold filigree frame. White, beige and orange tones. Goddess’s headdress represents 5 horses and chariot, with an angel behind, whose wing partially encircles the whole figure. Breast plate shows a face and a coiled snake, with a sword behind the figure.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Winifred Atwood Frizell