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FRAME WITH LANDSCAPE

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FRAME WITH LANDSCAPE

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The frame is made from tortoise shell which is mottled brown in color. At the edge are brass nail heads which are flush with the surface. Next is a band of scratched diagonal lines, then a deep slanting indentation with swags. The scene has a narrow reeded metal inner frame which holds a piece of glass. Underneath this is a miniature scene of a man, three women and sheep in a landscape next to a stream. In the distance is a piece of architecture with two putti on top.

Category:
shellwork
Object name:
FRAME WITH LANDSCAPE
Made from:
Tortoise shell -- miniature
Made in:
Place made unknown
Date made:
19th c.
Size:
11.3 × 13.3 cm (4 7/16 × 5 1/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
36.128
Class:
SHELL
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973