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Pillow Bead necklace

American
1998
Sarah Shriver (American, born 1959)


Dimensions

Width x depth x length: 2 x 0.4 x 101 cm (13/16 x 3/16 x 39 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4505

Medium or Technique

Polymer clay, glass, and brass

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Millefiori or the caning process was used to construct the canes used in fabricating the beads. The original cane is an image of a fish which was then cut apart and reassembled to build an abstract pattern, “kaleidoscoping” the image. Thin slices were then veneered onto a polymer base in the shape of either a diamond or circle. It is part of the Fish Cane series.

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

Reproduced with permission.