Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: The Museum Year 2010

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David and Roberta Logie Department of Textile and Fashion Arts: July 2009–June 2010

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Woman's belt

Height x depth x circumference: 6 x 1 x 75 cm (2 3/8 x 3/8 x 29 1/2 in.)
stainless steel with ball bearings

Classification: Costumes

Culture: French

Accession number: 2010.305

Description: A wide flat band of metal shaped into an oval to be worn around the waist is decorated in the front by a buckle and a line of seven ball bearings, each with a gold tone center, that suggest the holes of a belt, but are used to hold the buckle making the belt adjustable.

Provenance/Ownership History: 1971, purchased by Karen Rotenberg, Boston, in Paris; gift of Rotenberg and her husband Michael to the MFA (Accession date: April 14, 2010)

Gift of Karen and Michael Rotenberg