Peace Brooch

Japanese
2011
Shinji Nakaba (Japan, born in 1950)


Dimensions

Length x width: 8.3 x 6.4 cm (3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2015.157

Medium or Technique

Helmet shell (aragonite), 18 karat gold, oxidized stainless steel

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

Carved seashell brooch in the form of a crying or sleeping face with decorative carving along right edge that is inspired by ancient Greek art.

Signed

SHINJI NAKABA (raised along outer edge of brooch)

Markings

S. Nakaba/ 2011 Dec 8 (scratched on reverse)

Provenance

Before 2015, acquired by Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA; 2015, sold by Mobilia Gallery to the MFA. (Accession date: February 25, 2015)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Yvonne J. Markowitz in honor of Toni Strassler

Copyright

Shinji Nakaba