Collection Online
plastic, metal, imitation jewels, perspex, leather
19.0 × 22.0 × 22.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
label, top of bag, engraved in gold metal: Vivienne / Westwood / MADE IN FRANCE
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1996
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Consists of a translucent perspex sphere with a frosted surface and is separated into two halves, joined by a metal hinge. The lower half has an opaque aqua perspex band attached, encircling its circumference, representing the orbit of a satellite. The upper half of the sphere has two bands of gold coloured metal which cross at the top of the sphere and are decorated with large multi-coloured imitation jewels set at regular intervals. The orb is mounted with a three dimensional crusader-style cross, decorated with imitation jewels. The shoulder strap of black leather, is attached by metal loops fixed on either side of the sphere.