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Medium
sardonyx, gold, ruby, pearl
Measurements
(a) 7.8 × 4 × 1.8 cm (brooch)
(b) 6.2 × 1.4 × 0.8 cm (left earring)
(c) 6.2 × 1.4 × 0.8 cm (right earring)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
1997.267.a-c
Department
Australian Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Kurt and Jan Albrecht, Members 1997
Gallery location
Gallery 6
Level 2, NGV Australia
Description
(a) The oval sardonyx cameo is carved with a classical female head in profile to the left. It is mounted vertically in a sloping gold frame overlaid at the top with loops and pendant wreaths, set with a ruby and pearls, and hung with chains and a fringe of chains terminating in seed pearls. (b) and (c) Each earring has a circular and tear-shaped sardonyx cameo carved with classical female profiles, hung one above the other and mounted in a similar fashion to the brooch.