Neck Piece #9
Mary Lee Hu (American, born in 1943)
Object Place: Taiwan
Overall: 25.4 x 31.1 x 22.2cm (10 x 12 1/4 x 8 3/4in.)
Medium or Technique
Silver; gold wire, pearl
Not On View
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.
Made by the artist and retained in her personal collection until acquired by the Museum in 1996.
H. E. Bolles Fund and Anonymous gift
Reproduced with permission.