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Brooch

Object Number: 
1933.41
Date: 
1810-1820
Medium: 
Shell, copper, other metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 1 7/8 in. ( 1.9 x 6.4 x 4.8 cm )
Description: 
Pink and white oval shell cameo brooch with hinged pin and hook on reverse; cameo depicts battle scene with warriors in 2 different forms of uniform, 4 figures are mounted, 1 with a sword and shield, 1 with a battle axe and fork tongued banner, 2 hold a dagger and shield, 2 warriors are on the ground, 1 fighting with dagger and shield, the other lying down beneath a horse and holding a dagger; the cameo is set in a copper bezel with baluster shaped outer edge; pin and hook on reverse are of other metal.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Captain E. Potter in memory of his mother, Mary N. Potter
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group