Cameo of Jenny Lind in box

Object Number: 
1945.220a-c
Date: 
1850-1860
Medium: 
Shell; wood
Dimensions: 
Box: 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 1.9 x 3.8 cm ) Overall (cameo): 1/8 x 7/8 x 1 in. (0.3 x 2.2 x 2.5 cm)
Description: 
Carved cameo portrait on shell, supposedly of Jenny Lind, housed in circular turned wooden box with inlaid design of concentric stars on top.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Leonidas Westervelt
Provenance: 
The Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group