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Woman's fibula (pin)

American
1978
Designed by Pat Garrett (American)


Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

2010.308

Medium or Technique

14kt gold, sterling silver, amethystine quartz, pearl, and pink stone

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Fibulae

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.

Markings

Signed in script "sterling and 14K", "P Garrett 78"

Provenance

1978, purchased by Karen Rotenberg, Boston; gift of Rotenberg and her husband Michael to the MFA (Accession date: April 14, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Karen and Michael Rotenberg