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"Chastity Belt" body ornament
Center back: 61 cm (24 in.)
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Chain-link “chastity belt.” Locket at waist serves as a container for birth control pills. Three beaded chains hang down from center medallion. Chain ‘straps’ sit under breasts, around waist, and wrap around at back.
1970s, made by Carl Schimel for Kim Craftmen; before 2012, gift of Carl Schimel to his daughter, Elyse Schimel; 2012, year-end gift of Elyse Schimel to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)
Gift of Elyse Schimel of CJS