"Berber Queen" necklace

American
2008
Victoria Ellis Hughes (American, born 1958)


Dimensions

Depth x length x diameter: 3.8 x 50.8 x 18 cm (1 1/2 x 20 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4503

Medium or Technique

Polymer clay, silver, Chinese turquoise, glass, steel cable, nylon, and acrylic paint

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

The elements incorporated into this necklace were made from 1984-2008. In the early 1990s, the artist invented techniques using polymer clay to mimic natural materials such as coral, Chinese turquoise, amber, jade, and nephrite.

Signed

Unsigned

Provenance

Before 2009, purchased from the artist by Elise Winters and Sherwood Rudin of Haworth, NJ; gift of Winters and Rudin to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Elise Winters and Sherwood Rudin

Copyright

Tory Hughes©2011