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Brooch of carved gray-brown lava showing head and shoulders of pseudo-classical female looking at a bird, probably an owl. Rectangular in shape; in a gilt mount. Inscribed on back: NOTTE.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik

American or European, Second half 19th century

Object Place

American or European


3.4 x 5.3 x 1 cm (1 5/16 x 2 1/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold metal and stone


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches