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Cameo portrait of Moses Williams

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Oval carved portrait of Moses Williams; sitter faces proper left. Hair at temples is combed forward; warm tones of the cameo evident on hair and cheek.

Inscription

"P. Stephenson/ No 336/ AD 1845" In script on back of cameo. (from card)

Provenance

Early history unknown; acquired from Barbara Duffy, Peacock Valley Victorian Antiques, Clovis, California, in 1994.

Credit Line

Gift of The Seminarians

about 1845

Object Place for Label

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Accession Number

1994.227

Medium or Technique

Shell; silver gilt

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Cameos