Circular domed 23kt. yellow gold surrealist pendant with eyes and bird-like beak. Carved by Max Ernst in plaster, then cast by Francois Hugo in gold. Together with wood and velvet display stand.
Signed " Max Ernst "in script , numbered 2/8; with hallmark of Francois Hugo; inventory number, 2030/1498
Skinner Auctioneers, Sale 1451, Lot 390; Daphne Farago, June 22, 1992 Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.
The Daphne Farago Collection
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