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Bodysuit and Candybox headband ornament

Patrick Kelly (American, 1954 - 1990)


Center back (Bodysuit): 96.5 cm (38 in.) Overall (Candybox head ornament): 2.5 × 25.4 × 24.1 cm (1 × 10 × 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2016.494, 2016.495

Medium or Technique

(Body suit) wool, synthetic; (Candy box) synthetic, beads, cardboard

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Black bodysuit with tulle bustle and candybox ornament for attachment to headband


January 1, 1990, by inheritance from artist to Bjorn G. Amelan; 2016, gift of Bjorn G. Amelan and Bill T. Jones, Valley Cottage, NY to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 28, 2016)

Credit Line

Gift of Bjorn G. Amelan and Bill T. Jones