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Pendant necklace with ebony inlay

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This necklace has an oval pendant with a negative space that mimics the outer contour. It is set with four pearls--one along the inside silver edge and three embedded in the ebony inlay. Also, related artist sketch from 1952.


STERLING/brooks/scratch mark 52


1952, created by artist George Brooks, Montreal; gift from Brooks to the MFA (November 19, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of the artist


Reproduced with permission.


  • Designed by George Brooks, Canadian (active in Canada and the United States), born in 1925
Object Place

Montreal, Canada


Height x width x depth: 5.7 x 5.1 x 0.6 cm (2 1/4 x 2 x 1/4 in.) (pendant)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver, ebony, and pearl


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands