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Grotesque Self-Portrait of the Artist as the Goddess Kali

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Irregularly-shaped convex oval disk, cloisonne red, black and green enamel. Projecting rose gold protrusion terminating in a baroque pearl; disk has gold, moonstone, and opal ornaments. Enamelled back has four applied gold elements, two supporting the pin stem, and two with title of piece and...

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Signed

" William Harper" and " Grotesque Self Portrait of the Artist as the Goddess Kali 1990" engraved on applied rear disks

Provenance

Susan Cummins Gallery; Daphne Farago, May 4, 1993 Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection

Copyright

© William Harper

1990

Object Place for Label

Tallahassee, Florida

Dimensions

Overall: 10.2 x 7.6 x 2.5 cm, 111.4 gm (4 x 3 x 1 in., 0.2 lb.)

Accession Number

2006.235

Medium or Technique

Cloisonné enamel , fine silver , 24 kt gold, 14 kt gold, moonstone, opal, pearl

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches