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"Segin" dolphin box

This circular pixis is made from high-karat gold sheet and is decorated with twisted wires and tiny, granulated balls. These balls form a frieze on the lid made up of a leaping dolphin, a stylized bird, and a lioness. In the center of the lid is a knob with a claw-set sapphire cabochon. Other...

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Marks

Akelo/09 (on lid)

Provenance

2009, created by artist Andrea Cagnetti (Akelo), Viterbo, Italy; sold by the artist to Dr. Robert Kelley, Waltham, MA; 2009, year-end gift of Kelley to the MFA (Accession date: January 20, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Robert Kelley, M.D.

Copyright

© Akelo - Andrea Cagnetti

Italian, 2009

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

Height x width: 1 3/16 x 1 9/16 in. (3 x 4 cm) Circumference: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.5478

Medium or Technique

Approximately 22 kt gold and sapphire

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Boxes