Pair of X-shaped pearl earrings

Native American
1980-1990
Yazzie Johnson (Native American, born in 1946), Gail Bird (Native American, born in 1949)


Dimensions

Length x width: 1.6 x 1.9 cm (5/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2012.391.1-2

Medium or Technique

Gold (18 kt) and Biwa pearl

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

The earrings are in the form of a gold cross with rounded edges. Three parts of each cross are decorated with a Biwa pearl.

Markings

Impresed 18 K and GY on reverse of each earring

Provenance

1980s-90s, purchased by Dale and Doug Anderson from dealer Dexter Cirillo; 2012, gift of the Andersons to the MFA. (Accession date: June 27, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Dale and Doug Anderson

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.