Pair of earrings

American
1974
Miyé Matsukata (American (born in Japan), 1922–1981)


Dimensions

Height: 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2013.54.1-2

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, agate, and lapis lazuli

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Each earring has a square boss and a pendant composed of a biconical agate bead, a truncated lapis lazuli bead suronounted by a flattened spherical gold bead with wirework decoration. At the bottom is a smaller gold bead.

Markings

Unmarked

Provenance

1974, sold by Janiye Jewelry Designers, Boston, MA to Gabriel Padawer, Brookline, MA; 2012, gift of Padawer to the MFA. (Accession date, January 30, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Martha Padawer

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.