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Band of hollow gilt tubing from which hangs a gilt ball-shaped locket. Inside the locket is a rotating ball with four compartments which contain braided hair under a crystal cover: inscribed FATHER, MOTHER, GEORGE, ROBERT. Donor's grandfather was George Billings of Boston. Also inscribed on...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Joseph A. Cushman

American or European, 1864

Object Place

U.S.A. or Europe


2.1 x 7.5 x 8.3 cm (13/16 x 2 15/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, hair, and glass


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets