Neck Piece #9

1973
Mary Lee Hu (American, born in 1943)


Object Place: Taiwan

Dimensions

Overall: 25.4 x 31.1 x 22.2cm (10 x 12 1/4 x 8 3/4in.)

Accession Number

1996.1

Medium or Technique

Silver; gold wire, pearl

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

The pectoral is made entirely of silver and gold wires of different gages, joined by knitting and wrapping around base wires. It is in the shape of a large bird resting in the center of the chest, while the wings wrap backwards around the shoulders. A pearl accentuates the eye of the bird.

Provenance

Made by the artist and retained in her personal collection until acquired by the Museum in 1996.

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund and Anonymous gift

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.