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African figural brooch

American
1935–1939


Accession Number

2018.4128

Medium or Technique

Plastic (phenolic resin), gilt metal (brass)

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This figural brooch of carved, dark red bakelite features an African woman wearing gilt metal drop earrings. Her turban is accented with brass studs.

Provenance

Between about 1970s and 2018, acquired by Carole Tanenbaum, Toronto, Ontario [see note]; 2018, gift of Carole Tanenbaum to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2018)

NOTE: This is part of a large collection of costume jewelry given to the MFA in 2018, which had been built over about 40 years.

Credit Line

Gift of Carole Tanenbaum