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Snake belt / necklace

American
1970s
Designed by Elsa Peretti (Italian, born in 1940), Designed for Roy Halston Frowick, known as Halston (American, 1932–1990)


Dimensions

Length: 90.2 cm (35 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2017.65

Medium or Technique

Silver and sapphire

On View

Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation Gallery (Gallery 104)

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Convertible snake necklace/belt with articulated body and blue cabochon eyes. Tail threads and secures through the mouth of the snake, and is released when a button on the uderside of the head opens the mouth. Designed by Elsa Peretti for Halston.

Provenance

By 2016, an anonymous private collector; 2017, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession date: January 18, 2017)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift