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Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Object Number: 
1936.606
Date: 
Mid-19th century
Medium: 
Gilded metal, copper, glass, palisandre wood, and purple velvet
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 x 14 in. ( 9.5 x 5.7 x 35.6 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: on back of frame in ink and pencil (written twice): "Napoleon"
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait with classical styling.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Lena Cadwalader Evans
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group