|Gift of Marilynn B. Alsdorf, www.artic.edu|
This piece has seen some changes in its time, most readily apparent in its ears. See the holes? It had earrings once. If you'd like to do some art-historical-type digging into the life of this piece, find this:
-- Ian Wardropper et al, "Renaissance Jewelry in the Alsdorf Collection," The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 25, 2 (2000), p. 69 and 96, no. 32. I have a link here, all text.