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Square brooch with matching earrings

The square holly brooch has nine, symmetrical, circular inlays of ebony. The earrings are smaller versions of the brooch. Applied stickers on the back of the brooch identify the woods


Purchased by the Donor in the 1990s; Gift to MFA June 27, 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Joanne Herman in memory of Barbara Herman

Belgian, about 2000


Height x width x depth (brooch): 6 x 6 x 0.4 cm (2 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood (holly and ebony) and silver-tone metal


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Sets