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Brooch/pendant featuring Aurora driving a biga (chariot)

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This brooch/pendant features the Goddess of Dawn (Aurora) driving a biga (chariot). She is accompanied by a maiden scattering flower petals and Cupid holding a torch. The figural component is made of translucent white enamel against a scarlet guilloche enamel ground. The enameled scene is framed...

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Marks

Impressed Jacques & Marcus on reverse

Provenance

Before 2012, acquired by Wartski, London, England; 2013, sold by Wartski to the MFA. (Accession date: March 27, 2013)

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund and Textile and Fashion Arts Curator's Fund

American, About 1885

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.4 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

2013.323

Medium or Technique

Gold (18 kt) and enamel

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches