Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Frog Labyrinth (brooch and stand)
  • Kevin Coates, artist
    born 1950
    born: Kingston, England, United Kingdom
  • Frog Labyrinth (brooch and stand), 1980
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • red, green, yellow and white gold, silver, titanium, moonstone (stand is acrylic and metal), carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 3/8 in without stand
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 7/8 in maximum with stand
    Object Height/Width: 7.1 x 6.4 cm
  • Gift of Robert A. Hiller in honor of his friends Kevin Coates and Nel Romano Coates
  • On view: 20/21 Gallery, 405, Metal Drawer 2
  • 2013.0086
Label Text

A frog atop a layered hexagonal form, the surface of which is vovered in a pattern of triangles. At the bottom of the shape, at the opposite end from the frog, a set of front and back footprints from a frog. Arrows point away from both the frog and the prints towards the center of the brooch where a carved, six-sided moonstone is inset.
An acrylic and metal stand accompanies the piece.