Fibula

  • Ramona Solberg, Fibula, ca. 1985, sterling silver, cinnabar, wood, glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Lloyd E. Herman, founding director and director emeritus of the Renwick Gallery (1971-1986), 1990.90

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Ramona Solberg came up with the idea for these brooches when her local bead society had a bazaar, and she chose to combine them with metal rather than string them conventionally. These pieces recall the fibulae that the ancient Celts used to fasten cloaks around their shoulders.

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“Jewelry should communicate warmth and kinship. It succeeds best when it connects with people.” Artist quoted in Adornment Newsletter, Fall 2001

Title
Fibula
Artist
Date
ca. 1985
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
5 x 2 x 1 in. (12.7 x 5.1 x 2.5 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Lloyd E. Herman, founding director and director emeritus of the Renwick Gallery (1971-1986)

Mediums
Mediums Description
sterling silver, cinnabar, wood, glass
Classifications
Object Number
1990.90
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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