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Harpy Pendant
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Harpy Pendant

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Description According to Greek mythology, a harpy was a monster with a woman's upper body and a bird's lower body. This pendant was formerly identified as 16th-century Italian, but scientific tests of the enamel confirm that it dates to the 19th century.
Date Description Narrative
6/20/1983Loan Considerationexamined for loan
9/01/1984Treatmentcleaned; coated
1/25/1988Treatmentcleaned; examined for condition
5/09/1991Examinationexamined for condition
  • World of Wonder. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1971-1972.
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Objects of Adornment: Five Thousand Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. 1984-1987.
  • Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery and the Zucker Family Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987.
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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late 19th century
gold, enamel, pearl, diamond, ruby, emerald
Accession Number
2 3/8 in. (6 cm)
  • Italy (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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