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Woman's fibula (pin)

This piece combines a flat pierced design in silver depicting flying birds and foliage with etched gold panels of tree tops adhered to the silver. At the bottom hangs a pearl bead on gold wire. A super-imposed central element of two pierced layers of silver illustrating a stork. A pink stone...

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Marks

Signed in script "sterling and 14K", "P Garrett 78"

Provenance

1978, purchased by Karen Rotenberg, Boston; gift of Rotenberg and her husband Michael to the MFA (Accession date: April 14, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Karen and Michael Rotenberg

American, 1978

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 13.8 x 11.5 x 2.3 cm (5 7/16 x 4 1/2 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2010.308

Medium or Technique

14kt gold, sterling silver, amethystine quartz, pearl, and pink stone

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae