Three-Part Vertical Neckpiece with Raven

about 1987
Colette (American, born in 1937)


Object Place: California, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 28.6 x 8.3 x 0.6 cm (11 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2006.101

Medium or Technique

Sterling silver, fine silver, 24 kt gold, 14 kt gold, freshwater pearls, rutilated quartz, vermeil chain, cloisonee enamel

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Two-part enameled pendant with five cats, rabbit, and raven as well as hieroglyphics (?) red teardrops and abstract stairs. Two bezel set freshwater pearls, one on either side. Loop in loop chain and enameled clasp/counterbalance depicting another raven on stairs with red teardrops, hieroglyphs and a bezel set rutilated quartz. S clasps on either side. Reverse of pendant is silver with hieroglyphs and gold alligator, pyramid, and two fish. Reverse of clasp/counterbalance is silver with a cat and three hieroglyphs.

Provenance

Mobilia Gallery; Daphne Farago, September 1990 Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.