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Monkey brooch

American
1960–1969
Hattie Carnegie (American (born in Austria), 1889–1956)


Accession Number

2018.4090

Medium or Technique

Gold-tone metal, glass

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This gold-tone figural brooch features a monkey with its arms raised above its head, in mid-jump. The monkey’s head is paved with rhinestones and its eyes consist of two green glass cabochons.

Provenance

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