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Pocket Shrine

Pocket Shrine

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Description
This ivory pocket shrine contains a carved representation of the Madonna and child. The shrine was owned by John Brenton Copp during the late 19th century, who converted to Catholicism later in his life.
The Copp Collection contains a variety of household objects that the Copp family of Connecticut used from around 1700 until the mid-1800s. Part of the Puritan Great Migration from England to Boston, the family eventually made their home in New London County, Connecticut, where their textiles, clothes, utensils, ceramics, books, bibles, and letters provide a vivid picture of daily life. More of the collection from the Division of Home and Community Life can be viewed by searching accession number 28810.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
shrine, pocket
date made
ca 1800
place used
United States: New England
Physical Description
ivory (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/8 in x 5/8 in; 5.3975 cm x 1.5875 cm
ID Number
DL.006537
catalog number
6537
accession number
28810
Credit Line
Gift of John Brenton Copp
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Copp Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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