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Puzzle Piece necklace

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The necklace is made of irregularly shaped ebony elements ("puzzle pieces") that are graduated in size. Several elements are embelished with diamond-studded gold forms that are also irregular in shape.

Marks

Impressed Kara Ross on a small, rectangular, gold plaque on the reverse of the last puzzle piece near clasp. Tang of clasp bears the patent number 4697315.

Provenance

May 2009, gift of Kara Ross to her brother, Ed Gaffney, New York; 2011, gift of Gaffney to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 22, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of the Gaffney family

Copyright

© Kara Ross LLC

American, 2009

Dimensions

Length x width: 34.9 x 20.3 cm (13 3/4 x 8 in.)

Accession Number

2011.406

Medium or Technique

Gold (18 kt), diamond, and ebony

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands