Claire Falkenstein (American, 1908-1997). <em>Hair Ornament</em>, ca. 1950. Brass, aluminum, 4 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 1/2 in. (10.8 x 4.4 x 1.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 2007.21.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2007.21.4.jpg)

Hair Ornament

Artist:Claire Falkenstein

Medium: Brass, aluminum

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1950

Dimensions: 4 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 1/2 in. (10.8 x 4.4 x 1.3 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor


Accession Number: 2007.21.4

Image: CUR.2007.21.4.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Hair ornament; an abstract, mixed metal design of a bird in profile, comprised of a shaped vertical element as the body with several pierced holes in the center and embellished with a large spiral as an eye formed from the end of a wire that travels down the body and wraps around the feet.

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