Locket / pendant (mourning)

Locket / pendant (mourning)
Title
Locket / pendant (mourning)
Date 
1850-1860
Medium 
Gold, other metal, glass, hair
Dimensions 
Overall: 1/2 x 1 x 2 1/4 in. ( 1.3 x 2.5 x 5.7 cm )
Description 
Oval gold locket / pendant with ribbed stirrup bail; obverse has silver metal monogram "M" applied at the center; oculus inside shows lock of light brown or blonde hair.
Credit Line 
Gift of Goodhue Livingston, 1951
Object Number 
Z.2300.16
Marks 
applied: center obverse: "M"
Gallery Label 
This mourning locket / pendant was among the items found in a jewelry box which came from the Livingston family.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group