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Captain's Kaleidoscope

Narrow vertical vessel made of molded fish skin, trimmed with black looped netting over top and down corners.


November 17, 1998, sold by the Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA to Mrs. Farago, Little Compton, RI; 2012, year-end gift of the Daphne Farago Collection to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection


©Jan Hopkins

American, 1998


Height x width x depth: 9 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (24.1 x 8.9 x 8.9 cm.)

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Medium or Technique

Molded sturgeon fish skin stitched with wax linen and looped bull kelp; lined with rice paper


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Fiber arts