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Phi Beta Kappa Key

1842

Gold

2 1/8 x 15/16 in. (5.4 x 2.4 cm), wt. 0.25 oz. (7 gm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1935.249
Geography: 
Made in United States
Made in New England
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Status: 
On view
Bibliography: 

Peter J. Bohan, American Gold, 1700–1860, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1963), 47, no. 130.

Erin E. Eisenbarth, Baubles, Bangles, and Beads American Jewelry from Yale University, 1700-2005 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2005), 21, checklist, no. 89.

Helen A. Cooper et al., Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2008), 216, no. 117, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.

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