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1993

  • Work on this object began.

1996

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The Middle Passage - African Holocaust, "Maafa" (terrible thing in Swahili) Brooch, 1993–96

This is a brooch. It was designed by Phyllis Bowdwin and manufactured by Who Deserves It More Than You?. It is dated 1993–96 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is brass, cowrie shell. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was purchased from Phyllis Bowdwin and fund: Monet Jewelry Fund. It is credited Museum purchase from Monet Jewelry Fund.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 6.5 x 10.2 x 1.3 cm (2 9/16 x 4 x 1/2in.)

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The Middle Passage - African Holocaust, "Maafa" (terrible thing in Swahili) Brooch, 1993–96; Designed by Phyllis Bowdwin (American, b. 1941); USA; brass, cowrie shell; H x W x D: 6.5 x 10.2 x 1.3 cm (2 9/16 x 4 x 1/2in.); Museum purchase from Monet Jewelry Fund; 1997-3-1

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