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
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
- ca. 1985
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5 x 2 x 1 in. (12.7 x 5.1 x 2.5 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Lloyd E. Herman, founding director and director emeritus of the Renwick Gallery (1971-1986)
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- sterling silver, cinnabar, wood, glass
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