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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Bangle bracelet

early 1970s
Elsa Peretti
For Roy Halston Frowick, known as Halston
Height x width x depth: 10.4 x 12.2 x 0.4 cm (4 1/8 x 4 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

Classification: Jewelry / Adornment

Culture: American

Object Place: United States

Accession number: 2010.536

Description: This bracelet, once owned by supermodel Naomi Sims, is a thin, undulating, biomorphic bangle of carved ivory. Both Elsa Peretti and Sims were Halstonettes.

Provenance/Ownership History: Early 1970s, Naomi Sims (b. 1948- d. 2009), New York; 2009, by inheritance to Sims's estate; sold by Sims's estate to Kimberly Klosterman Jewelry; sold by Klosterman to an anonymous buyer; anonymous gift to the MFA (Accession date: June 16, 2010)

Anonymous gift