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Cowboy brooch


Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Plastic (methylacrylic), metal

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This articulated figural brooch features a cowboy with a hand-painted, yellow Moonglow Lucite face. He wears a red and blue shirt; wide, tan pants with a yellow stripe; and a large, brown hat. His jointed arms and legs, which move with the wearer’s movement, are accented with yellow and pink Moonglow Lucite. A plastic pinback with a metal pin stem is glued to the back of the brooch.


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