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Brooch

The brooch is an abstract, three-dimensional ornament with three chunky lapis lazuli beads beads set within a frame of silver metal strips. These irrregular strip have a variety of surface treatments-some are highly polished, a couple are testured and a few are gilded.

Marks

Sterling on reverse

Provenance

1976, sold by Janiye Jewelry Designers, Boston, MA to Gabriel Padawer, Brookline, MA; 2012, gift of Padawer to the MFA. (Accession date, January 30, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Martha Padawer

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

American, 1976

Dimensions

Overall: 5.5 x 5.1 x 1.5 cm (2 3/16 x 2 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2013.55

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, and lapis lazuli

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches