Jewelry fragment

Object Number: 
1947.239d
Date: 
1861-1865
Medium: 
Bone
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/4 x 3/4 x 1 in. ( 0.6 x 1.9 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Carved bone jewelry fragment in the form of a heart with a cross at the center; reverse has two findings at top and bottom with hollow centers.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession record, this piece of jewelry was given to nurse Caroline Cox, made by Union soldiers convalescing during the Civil War. A note with the object identifies "Hoffman" as the maker.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss K. A. Schlund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group