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Green paste Buddha brooch or pendant with diamonds

This pendant, featuring a green paste Buddha resembling carved jade, was converted from a jabot. The Buddha, wearing a single rose-cut diamond necklace, has an openwork halo and foliate base decorated with small rose-cut diamonds. The pinstem, pendant loop, and chain were later additions.


Early 20th-century, with donor's mother; by descent to present owner; gift to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Monica S. Sadler in honor of Jacqueline Hart Sadler

Probably French, about 1920

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Height x width x depth: 3 x 1.8 x 1 cm (1 3/16 x 11/16 x 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Platinum, white gold, diamond, and paste


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants