Gorget (neck defense, armor)

Artist/maker unknown, American or English. Owned by Robert Strettell, Mayor of Philadelphia 1751 - 1752.

Made in United States, North and Central America
or England, Europe

c. 1745-1752

Brass with engraved decoration

4 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches (12.1 x 8.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 109, American Art, first floor

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Dougherty in memory of Elizabeth Sutro Bendiner, 1991

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Robert Strettell, mayor of Philadelphia from 1751 to 1752, owned this gorget.

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