Rectangular frame, two bands of black enamel with chased gold around beveled glass over graying hair. Engraved script on back.
"S. Codman / Obt May 7th 1844 / H Codman / Obt Nov 30th 1819" engraved in script on back.
Descended in Codman family. Collection of Maxim Karolik by 1964; to MFA June 8, 1964, bequest.
Bequest of Maxim Karolik