LECTURE In Death Lamented: The Tradition of Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry

Our guest speaker is antique jewelry collector, curator, and author Sarah Nehama.

Sarah Nehama, Antique Jewelry Collector, Curator, and Author

This talk will illustrate and explain examples of rings, bracelets, brooches, and other pieces of mourning jewelry from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Nehama will discuss the history, use, and meaning of mourning jewelry as well as related pieces of material culture such as broadsides, photographs, portraits, and trade cards.

  • Included with admission | Space is limited and attendees will receive a wristband from the admission desk the day of the lecture.

IMAGE: Mourning Brooch for Stephen Van Rensselaer III, unidentified maker, c. 1839, enamel on gold with human hair and glass, Albany Institute of History & Art Purchase, 1966.97

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