Egyptian style earring (two of a pair)
Marcel Boucher (French, 1898–1965)
Medium or Technique
Gilt metal, glass
Not On View
A circular hoop studded with red, green, and blue glass cabochons is suspended from this gilt metal earring. The hollow inside the hoop is accentuated with a zig-zag pattern and a rope motif. The same rope motif forms a halo around a blue glass cabochon mounted on the ear wire. The earring is unpierced and fastens with a screw-pressure ear wire.
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