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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

European ➔ Brooch

Identifier:
E188644
Description:
This silver brooch is made of metal and features a raised floral design. 

Brooches such as this were often used in the national costume of Latvia to fasten shirts and shawls. Costumes that featured many pieces of jewelry signified a wealthy family. Popular Latvian brooches were made of silver and featured thimble-like bubble decorations and red glass beads. 
Date:
circa 1880
Materials:
Silver
Dimensions:
0.75" h
Current Location Status:
Education Program
Source:
Gift Of Mrs. Biruta Matisons
Exhibit/Program
Discovery Kit: Jewelry (October 14 2019)

Discovery Kits include a variety of artifacts and specimens from the Museum’s Collection that allow students to investigate global and local objects. The Collections support the Museum’s mission of inspiring curiosity and discovery around science, history, and culture. Each kit includes objects from the Museums archives, helpful resources and suggested activities. Discovery Kits are a great way for teachers to incorporate primary source and object-based learning into the classroom or as a way to prepare for or extend a Museum visit.


Maker/Donor
Mrs. Biruta Matisons