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Naturalistic brooch

Italian
about 1990
Anton Frühauf (Italian, 1914–1999)


Dimensions

Overall: 4.2 x 9.8 x 0.6 cm (1 5/8 x 3 7/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2012.539

Medium or Technique

Tree bark, silver foil, metallic paint, base metal

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

This horizontal brooch consists of a piece of tree bark decorated with foil and metallic paint. It has a base-metal pin-stem on reverse.

Markings

Unsigned

Provenance

Between 1965 and 1995, sold by Anton Fruhauf, Merano, Italy, to Karen Rotenberg, Boston; 2012, gift of Karen Rotenberg to the MFA. (Accession date: September 26, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Karen Sethur Rotenberg in memory of Sylvia Sethur