Woman's belt

English
about 1967


Dimensions

Overall: 2.5 x 84.5 cm (1 x 33 1/4 in.) Other (diameter of pendant coin): 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2007.300

Medium or Technique

Gilt metal and gilt copper coins

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Chain belt made of ornate gold-colored links, with gilt British half-penny coins dated 1967 attached to the outside (head side of coin showing, with profile of Queen Elizabeth, and inscription: Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina F:D). Hook and chain closure, with pendant gilt one-penny coin, also dated 1967.

Provenance

Purchased at a Massachusetts charity sale, about 2005; Gift to the MFA, March 21 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Susan Ward