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sardonyx, gold, ruby, pearl
(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
Australian Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Kurt and Jan Albrecht, Members 1997
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Gallery 5
Level 2, NGV Australia
Physical 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.