African figural brooch
Medium or Technique
Plastic (phenolic resin), gilt metal (brass)
Not On View
This figural brooch of carved, dark red bakelite features an African woman wearing gilt metal drop earrings. Her turban is accented with brass studs.
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.
Gift of Carole Tanenbaum