Jose de Rivera (American, 1904–1985). <em>Brooch</em>, 1947. Stainless steel, other metal, suede, Brooch: 3 13/16 x 4 3/8 x 3/8 in. (9.7 x 11.1 x 1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, by exchange, 2008.73a-b. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2008.73a-b_PS9.jpg)


Artist:Jose de Rivera

Medium: Stainless steel, other metal, suede

Geograhical Locations:


Dimensions: Brooch: 3 13/16 x 4 3/8 x 3/8 in. (9.7 x 11.1 x 1 cm) Pouch: 1/16 x 3 x 4 15/16 in. (0.2 x 7.6 x 12.5 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 2008.73a-b

Image: 2008.73a-b_PS9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
An abstract biomorphic design comprised of opposing wishbone-shaped curves with rounded edges and curved downward away from the center of the brooch; the upper surface is highly polished, the reverse has a hammered finish and a long, standard hinged pin with a C-clasp. The envelop pouch is formed from a single piece of suede with seamed sides and an open flap.

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