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Pendant, Mourning

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Title:  

Pendant, Mourning
Date:
c. 1805

Content Description: 

Mourning pendant with scene, inscription, and enclosed hair of the deceased on tombstone. Hand painted scene on ivory, mounted on copper with beveled blown glass cover. Mourning scene depicts family (mother, son, daughter) with pet bird held by daughter and pet dog held by mother. Fountain with birds ending in plinth inscription above hair inlay. Trees in foreground and rotunda in background with writing. Foreground grass is possibly hair of deceased. Painted script reads, "If the Fountain of Friendship the passion supply, Love must be immortal & ------- never can die. WJH(?)"

Physical Description: 

Pendant, Mourning

Location:
215 South Wilton Road,Virginia,Richmond,23226
Identifier:
2002.0022

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