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Monkey Pomander

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Description An enameled gold pomander, the round base with a mottled grey crouching monkey chained to a tree trunk, an apple in his paw, within a vari-colored wreath of raised sprigs of fruit and flowers, the hinged pierced back with a flat wreath round a central rosette "en suite," containing the pad which was impregnated with musk and other aromatic substances. Four hanging chains attached to a corona with four applied cinquefoils and a suspension loop. The pomander retains its original box 73.6.
Date Description Narrative
5/09/1991Examinationexamined for condition
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2009.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry. El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso. 2010.
Provenance Raoul Heilbronner, Paris, [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1913, by purchase, Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1913

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17th century
gold, enamel, gem
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Diam: 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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