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K. Lee Manuel (United States, 1936–2003)

Protectors of the Sacred Objects of Sirius
Date: 1988
22 x 21 x 2 in. (55.9 x 53.3 x 5.1 cm)
Medium: Goose feathers, lambsuede, paint; painted, assembled
Credit Line: Museum of Arts and Design, New York; gift of Paul Wittenborn, 1992
Object number: 1992.43
Not on View
DescriptionThis collar is composed of several layers of feathers. They are meticulously aligned in a circle, with a braided cord to hold them together. One row of feathers is painted very precisely with colorful images of Japanesque warriors and fantastic beasts. Below the painted feathers are undecorated plumes.
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