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Locket with the Deaths of Pyramus and Thisbe
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Locket with the Deaths of Pyramus and Thisbe


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description According to the Roman writer Ovid (43 BC-AD 17), these young lovers each committed suicide thinking that the other had died.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
9/21/1964Treatmentcleaned; other
1/25/1988Treatmentcleaned; other; examined for condition
5/09/1991Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1550 (Renaissance)
Medium
agate, gold, enamel
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.474
Measurements
1 7/16 x 15/16 in. (3.6 x 2.4 cm)
Geographies
  • Italy (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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