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Portrait with a Jeweled Frame
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Portrait with a Jeweled Frame

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Description A portrait, whether carved in stone or painted, could be turned into a "jewel" by mounting it in a gold-and-enameled or jeweled frame with a loop, creating what we would call "jewelry." Such pendants were often worn on a chain. They honored the person represented and one's relation to them. This example has been set in gold with enamel and gems.
Provenance Joseph Brummer, New York; Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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ca. 1550-1575 (Renaissance)
honestone; gold with enamel, rubies, diamonds, and pearls
(Precious Stones & Gems)
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H: 2 9/16 x W: 2 3/16 in. (6.5 x 5.5 cm)


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