- Museum number
Composite brooch - pendant in the form of a three interlocking clouds of opal, coral, sugilite (purple) with horizontal band of jet and opal, and nine perpendicular bands of rain from left to right: coral, lapis lazuli, 'spiny oyster', coral, mother of pearl, sugilite, and coral (two). Silver bezel.
- Production date
- 1998 (October)
Height: 4.60 centimetres (approximate)
Width: 3.30 centimetres (approximate)
- Curator's comments
- Christina Eustace (Zuni/Cochiti) comes from a family of jewellers who live predominantly in New Mexico. Other members of her family (her father, Ben Eustace, her brother, Nelson, her sisters Mary Jane and Linda Jones, and her nephews James Eustace and Robert Jones) are represented in this collection. Christina Eustace is self taught but enhanced her technique and design skills in art school, and this brooch seems to reflect, in terms of the disposition of colour, Eustace's previous experience as a stained glass maker. The clean lapidary work and elegant effective design are representative of Eustace's work, as is her choice of high grade stone which she cuts, herself, to size.
- On display (G26/dc16)
- Exhibition history
1999 25 Jun-Present, BM Room 26; Gallery of North America, Case: "The Southwest"
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased from Christina Eustace at her home in Santa Fe on the 13/10/1998.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number