Frangipani Necklace

Alan Preston (New Zealander, b.1941), Artist 1998 © All rights reserved See full details

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Description
A large neckpiece with 9 paua frangipani elements attached to a vau cord. Each frangipani piece has 2 overlapping paua petals riveted together. Developing on from his breastplate works, Preston explores a common pacific frangipani (pua fiti) motif often used in tapa designs but made 3 dimensional in paua.
Title
Frangipani Necklace
Artist
Production date
1998
Media
paua, vau, silver, black head paint
Measurements
330 x 240 x 10mm (h x w x d)
Credit line
Collection of The Dowse Art Museum, purchased 1998
Accession number
1999.6.1

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