Pendant in the form of a siren


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 542

Public Domain

Object Details

Date: probably ca. 1860

Culture: European

Medium: Baroque pearl with enameled gold mounts set with rubies

Dimensions: Height: 4 3/16 in. (10.6 cm)

Classifications: Metalwork-Gold and Platinum, Jewelry

Credit Line: The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982

Accession Number: 1982.60.376

Inscription: On the reverse side of the siren's tail: FALIT · ASPECTVS · CANTVSQ · SYRENÆ (Deceitful is the appearance of the siren and deceitful her song); On the feathers of the siren's skirt: D • L • VD • R
Colonel Guthrie ; Robert Philips , London ; Lord Duveen , New York ; [ Duveen Brothers , New York ] ; Arturo Lopez-Willshaw , Paris (until 1970; sale, Sotheby's, London, October 13, 1970, lot 9); Jack and Belle Linsky (until 1982; to MMA)