Three-Part Horizontal Neckpiece #2
Colette (American, born in 1937)
Object Place: Berkeley, California, United States
Overall: 30.5 x 8.9cm (12 x 3 1/2in.)
Medium or Technique
Gold, enamel, silver, baroque pearls
Not On View
Necklace consisting of three graduated cloisonné enameled trapezoidal panels attached to wire wrapped cones at base of chain for necklace; Baroque pearl in clasp. The decoration, which relates each piece to the other, consists of 5 cats, teardrops, hieroglyphs, sperm, a bird and abstract rectangular shapes. Reverse has applied cast arrow, camel, bird and fish shapes, engraved with hieroglyphs, “C”; and has three pierced through tears.
The artist; to Robert T. Denton November 11, 1990; to MFA December 12, 1990, gift.
Reproduced with permission.