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Pearl Corn Cob

This three-dimensional representation of a corn cob is based on the Inca's "Garden of Noble Metals." The artist was inspired by a historic Inca account that notes that in Inca cities, "Near all the royal buildings, there were gardens and orchards so that the Inca could have places to rest. Here...

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Provenance

2009, created by artist John Hatleberg of New York City; gift of Hatleberg to the MFA (Accession date: November 18, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of John Hatleberg

American, 2009

Object Place

New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 43 x 14 x 7 cm (16 15/16 x 5 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4980

Medium or Technique

Gold (24 kt and 18 kt), Chinese fresh-water pearl, and corn husk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Sculpture