On View Seamans Gallery, level 2
- European artist
- Cameo brooch, early 19th century
- Shell, gold
- probably Italy, Europe
- H: 2 3/4 in, W: 2 1/2 in, D: 1/2 in (H: 7.0 cm, W: 6.3 cm, D: 1.3 cm)
- Loan from a private collection
This is a shell cameo brooch with a gold setting. It features the three-quarters length portrait of a woman in flowing robes and a headdress. She rests her hands on a table holding a book, scroll, and urn. There is a blue bow on each side of the oval setting.