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Running Cheetah belt

This belt is made of alligator skin and has a sculptural buckle in the form of a running cheetah, one of the fastest of the large cats. The beast is in profile and has an eye made of Bohemian glass.


Artist's signature, a thumbprint, 1992, and copyright symbol on reverse of cheetah.


Before 1992, Christopher Ross Boutique, New York; about 1992, sold by Ross Boutique to a private collector; 2012, gift of private collector to the MFA. (Accession date: September 26, 2012)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

American, 1992


Overall: 8.5 x 1 x 20 cm (3 3/8 x 3/8 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gilt silver and glass


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment