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Mourning pendant: PER.187-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown

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Description

Mourning pendant. Gold, hair, glass and gold thread. Rectangular, with corners cut off. Plain frame with reeded convex back containing, under bevelled glass, script monogram 'T M H' and looped border in gold thread with skull and crossbones, with two flying amoriai either side in relief in paint; all set on blue base.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 16.0 mm
Height: 7.0 mm
Length: 18.5 mm

Relative size of this object

1.9 m70 cm1.6 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1922) by Perceval, Spencer George

Dating

Late 17th Century
Early 18th Century
Circa 1670 - 1730

Components of the work

Part composed of gold thread hair gold glass

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: T M H
  • Method of creation: In gold thread
  • Type: Monogram

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.187-1923
Primary reference Number: 46070
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 March 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Mourning pendant" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/46070 Accessed: 2022-10-07 23:13:40

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