Woman's suite of jewelry in three parts (necklace and earrings)

Italian
1972


Dimensions

Necklace: Length x height x depth: 40.5 x 13.5 x 0.5 cm (15 15/16 x 5 5/16 x 3/16 in.) Earrings: Height x width x depth: 6.5 x 1.5 x 1.7 cm (2 9/16 x 9/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

2010.316.1-3

Medium or Technique

Papier mache (?) and glass

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Sets

The necklace of this suite is made of black paper mache disks, squares, and diamond with central colored and clear glass inlays. From the neck band of disks with a central element in the shape of a partitioned oval are suspended loops and fringes of the shaped elements. Each white metal clip earring consists of a vertically hanging black disk, square, and diamond which like the matching necklace is made of black paper mache with glass inlays.

Provenance

1972, purchased by Karen Rotenberg, Boston, in Italy; gift of Rotenberg and her husband Michael to the MFA (Accession date: April 14, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Karen and Michael Rotenberg