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Acquired in 1888 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
MET
credit
date_end
1775-12-31
date_start
1725-01-01
date_text
mid 18th century (made)
descriptive_line
Gold frame with an openwork bow set with garnets and enclosing a painting on ivory adorned with pieces of hair, of a man fishing, England, mid 18th century
dimensions
Height: 3 cm, Width: 2.3 cm, Depth: 0.5 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Jewellery, room 91 mezzanine
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
875
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:22:31.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:22:31.000Z
latitude
52.883289
location
Jewellery, room 91 mezzanine, case 81, shelf D5, box 2
longitude
-1.97685
marks
materials
agate, hair, ivory, gold, garnet
materials_techniques
Gold with openwork set with garnets enclosing a painting on ivory incorporating hair, the back set with agate
museum_number
930-1888
museum_number_token
9301888
object_number
O126173
object_type
Locket
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Drop shaped gold frame with an openwork bow set with garnets and enclosing a painting in ivory adorned with pieces of hair, of a man fishing, the back set with agate
place
England
primary_image_id
2006BG8990
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Hair had long been important in sentimental jewellery, but during the 18th century it took on a new prominence. It could now form the centrepiece of a jewel, arranged in complicated motifs or as plain, woven sections. Tiny fragments of hair could even be incorporated into delicate paintings. Some designs were made by professionals, but many women chose to work the hair of loved ones themselves, using gum to secure their creations. Hair jewels were worn to cherish the living as well as to remember the dead. The survival of many pieces celebrating love and friendship indicate their great social importance.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
locket-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1775
year_start
1725