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African Violet Pin


Item# 80034302

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This pin captures the ethereal beauty of tender blossoms in artful cast-glass jewellery. It celebrates the verdant gardens at The Met Cloisters, the branch of The Met devoted to the art and architecture of the Middle Ages.

Violets grown at The Met Cloisters include sweet violet (Viola odorata) and dog violet (Viola canina) in the Trie Cloister, a fantasy garden inspired by the plants in the seven Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries (South Netherlandish, 1495–1505). All the plants depicted in these famous tapestries were known in the Middle Ages, yet no such actual garden ever existed.

  • Hand-patinated bronze

  • Cast glass and cultured freshwater pearls

  • Made in the USA

  • 3''L x 2 1/2''W

The Met Cloisters, located on four acres overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park, is the branch of the Museum dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe. Deriving its name from the medieval cloisters that form the core of the building, it presents a harmonious and evocative setting for more than 2,000 exceptional artworks and architectural elements from the medieval West.