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Caduceus-form Hair Ornament, ca. 1875

This is a hair ornament. It was made by Fortunato Pio Castellani & Sons. It is dated ca. 1875 and we acquired it in 1969. Its medium is cast and granulated gold, carved ivory. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Anonymous Donor, Annie Schermerhorn Kane, and various donors.

Its dimensions are

17.8 L x 4.2 W cm ( 7 x 1 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Interlocked "C"s

Cite this object as

Caduceus-form Hair Ornament, ca. 1875; Made by Fortunato Pio Castellani & Sons (Italy); Italy; cast and granulated gold, carved ivory; 17.8 L x 4.2 W cm ( 7 x 1 5/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Anonymous Donor, Annie Schermerhorn Kane, and various donors; 1969-40-83

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