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Monkey brooch

Pauline Rader (American, 1962 – 1982)

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Medium or Technique

Gold-tone metal, enamel, glass

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This gold-tone figural brooch features a green enamel monkey with pink nose and ears, holding a large green rhinestone in its hands. The monkey’s head and body are paved with green rhinestones and its eyes consist of two red rhinestones.


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