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What is this?

Oval brass form surrounding scene made of hair, depicting tomb monument topped by urn and inscribed: "Triste souvenir d'une soeur cherie." Tomb flanked by tufts of grass with a weeping willow tree behind, all under a domed glass cover. Mounted in blue-green velvet covered oval case, interior covered in grey-green velvet.

This is a mourning picture from United Kingdom. It is dated ca. 1810 and we acquired it in 1957. From the Collection of Mrs. Lathrop C. Harper. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

hair, cardboard, brass, velvet, glass

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (closed): 3.3 x 10 x 11.5 cm (1 5/16 x 3 15/16 x 4 1/2 in.) H x W x D (open): 3.3 x 10 x 23.4 cm (1 5/16 x 3 15/16 x 9 3/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed on tomb monument pictured: "Triste souvenir / d'une / soeur cherie."

This object was donated by Estate of Mrs. Lathrop Colgate Harper

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18416831/ |title=Mourning Picture, ca. 1810 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=22 November 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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