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Diadem

Description

This diadem of amethysts and pearls was given to Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte (1785-1879) by Jerome Bonaparte (1784-1860). It was part of a larger set containing earrings, a bracelet, a pendant and additional amethysts that were set into a bracelets in London. In 1869, Elizabeth records, "This Parure sent 1805 by Prince Jerome." Jerome probably sent this to her along with other gifts after he returned to France without her.

Creator

Date

circa 1805

Materials

Gold, metal, amethyst, pearl

Object ID

xx.5.297

Resource ID

12051

Credit Line

The Bonaparte Collection, Gift of Mrs. Charles J. Bonaparte

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.