Necklace

American
1991
Marianne Hunter (American)


Dimensions

Length: 38.1 cm (15 in.)

Accession Number

2016.756

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, grisaille enamel, gold and silver foil, druzy agates, carnelian, honey moonstone

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Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Gold, silver, and moonstone necklace with five plaques. Plaques feature metalwork foliate, brown and white spotted druzy, a detailed enamel of black and white leopard, carnelian, and honey moonstone. Silver reverse is incribed with a poem:  “Leopard Lily Laughing/In the shimmer of starlight/ In the glow of a leopard/ moon.”

Inscription

"Leopard Lily Laughing/In the shimmer of starlight/ In the glow of a leopard/ moon."

Signed

Marianne Hunter 6-91

Markings

#1943; 24K; 14K; S.S.

Provenance

1964-2008, sold by the artist to Karen Rotenberg, Boston; 2016, gift of Karen Rotenberg to the MFA. (Accession date: November 9, 2016)

Credit Line

Gift of Karen S. Rotenberg

Copyright

Marianne Hunter