Ramona Solberg, Fibula, ca. 1985, silver, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Richard P. Wilson, 1990.93
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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“I have been influenced by the ethnic jewelry I have collected from around the world. The well-worn, warm primitive quality is something I enjoy.” Artist quoted in Adornment Newsletter, Fall 2001
- ca. 1985
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5 1/4 x 2 1/8 x 7/8 in. (13.4 x 5.4 x 2.2 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Richard P. Wilson
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