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Three-Part Horizontal Neckpiece #2

1987
Colette (American, born in 1937)


Object Place: Berkeley, California, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 30.5 x 8.9cm (12 x 3 1/2in.)

Accession Number

1990.613

Medium or Technique

Gold, enamel, silver, baroque pearls

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

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.

Provenance

The artist; to Robert T. Denton November 11, 1990; to MFA December 12, 1990, gift.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.