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Brooch in the archaeological revival style

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Oval, set in thin beaded gold rim, with an ornament at either end. Part of a demi-parure, with a necklace (02.91) and pair of earrings (02.93-02.94).

Provenance

Made in Rome for William Arnold Buffum; 1902, bequest of William Arnold Buffum to the MFA. (Accession date: January 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Arnold Buffum

Italian (Rome), 19th century, about 1880

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 2.2 x 4.8 cm (7/8 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

02.92

Medium or Technique

Gold and amber

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches