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Man and His Pet Bee

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Disk set with fragment of a tintype portrait of a man's face; disk is framed with numbered dial and set with brass, copper, and small red stones. The disk is joined to a larger section of the tintype showing the seated man from chest to knees, with a toy bee placed between his legs.

Signed

Engraved " R EBENDORF 1968" on rear of lower section

Provenance

Robert Ebendorf; Daphne Farago, August 2, 1992 Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

1968

Object Place

Athens, Georgia

Dimensions

Overall: 17.1 x 11.1 x 1.3 cm, 68.1 gm (6 3/4 x 4 3/8 x 1/2 in., 0.2 lb.)

Accession Number

2006.150

Medium or Technique

Copper, silver, tintype photo, stones, brass, aluminum, other found objects

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches