Running Cheetah belt

American
1992
Christopher Ross (American, born 1931)


Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 1 x 20 cm (3 3/8 x 3/8 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2012.550

Medium or Technique

Gilt silver and glass

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

This belt is made of alligator skin and has a sculptural buckle in the form of a running cheetah, one of the fastest of the large cats. The beast is in profile and has an eye made of Bohemian glass.

Markings

Artist's signature, a thumbprint, 1992, and copyright symbol on reverse of cheetah.

Provenance

Before 1992, Christopher Ross Boutique, New York; about 1992, sold by Ross Boutique to a private collector; 2012, gift of private collector to the MFA. (Accession date: September 26, 2012)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.