"Branching" comb

1967
merry renk (American, 1921–2012)


Object Place: San Francisco, California, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 18.4 cm (7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1986.912

Medium or Technique

Silver; cultured pearls

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Hair ornaments

The silver hair comb is composed of overlapping V-shaped elements, each made of silver wire with the ends hammered flat, arranged in a loosely branching form atop a three-pronged hair comb. Two cultured pearls are attached to the end of one v-shaped form located at lower, proper right.

Provenance

Purchased from artist between 1951 and 1981 by Joan Pearson Watkins; to MFA November 4, 1986, gift.

Credit Line

Gift of Joan Pearson Watkins in honor of C. Malcolm Watkins

Copyright

© renk