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Object description

  • Iroquois artist
  • Brooch, before 1881
  • Silver
  • New York, Northeastern United States
  • H: 2 1/8 in, W: 2 in, D: 1/16 in (H: 5.4 cm, W: 5.1 cm, D: .2 cm)
  • Gift of Miss M. W. Brooks, 1911
  • E15001


This is a silver brooch made with an openwork pattern of geometric forms. The top is formed from two semicircular curves which extend downward and outward creating a scalloped edge with openwork designs following the form. The four 'corners' are etched with identical patterns of petals and dots in a cross-shaped pattern.