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Woman's fibula (pin)
Designed by Pat Garrett (American)
Height x width x depth: 13.8 x 11.5 x 2.3 cm (5 7/16 x 4 1/2 x 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
14kt gold, sterling silver, amethystine quartz, pearl, and pink stone
Not On View
This piece combines a flat pierced design in silver depicting flying birds and foliage with etched gold panels of tree tops adhered to the silver. At the bottom hangs a pearl bead on gold wire. A super-imposed central element of two pierced layers of silver illustrating a stork. A pink stone flower with a pearl center on the silver back sits above his head. Underneath this element are two bezel-set geometric pieces of rough-cut amethystine quartz that form a large triangle.
Signed in script "sterling and 14K", "P Garrett 78"
1978, purchased by Karen Rotenberg, Boston; gift of Rotenberg and her husband Michael to the MFA (Accession date: April 14, 2010)
Gift of Karen and Michael Rotenberg