The University of Texas at Austin
Identifier: TMC_0005
Title: Necklace
Description: Mourning choker necklace has a cross made of hair from Emily Margaret Austin Bryan Perry. Neckband is made of braided center with twined edges. Cross is three dimensional braided. Copper colored endcaps and chains connect hair pieces. A medallion is at the juncture of the neck band and cross decorated with an illustrated scene of a sitting girl and lamb under a tree and a house in the background. Owned by Emily Margaret Austin Bryan Perry, sister of Stephen F. Austin; donated by Halle Bryan Perry.
City: Peach Point
County: Brazoria
State: Coahuila and Texas (Mexico)
Country: Mexico; Republic of Texas; United States
Date: circa 1830-1850
Source: UT Texas Memorial Museum Collection
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: R [Metric, Rm C 5.2]
Format: Necklaces
Size: neckband: 30 cm x 1 cm; medallion: 2.6 cm x 1.5 cm; cross: 4.8 cm x 6.8 cm x .4 cm
Other ID: TMM 331-11
Subject: Material culture--Texas--19th century