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Triangle Necklace

Decorative Arts and Design

MEDIUM Silver, turquoise, lapis lazuli, rhodochrosite
DATES ca. 1969
DIMENSIONS 16 1/8 x 5 1/8 x 1/2 in. (41 x 13 x 1.3 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS impressed on back: "Art Smith"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Charles L. Russell
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A long, attenuated open wirework necklace with an asymmetrical arrangement of three triangular pendants. An elongated, ovoid neck piece composed of two members attach at proper left and right via small curved wires, with the proper right wire forming the clasp. From the bottom center of the neckpiece is suspended a triangle set with a green-and-beige-mottled cabouchon stone that suspends from its bottom corners a smaller triangle with a pink cabouchon stone at proper right and a larger triangle with a blue cabouchon stone at proper left. Each element, including the two members of the neck piece, pivots.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Art Smith (American, born Cuba, 1917–1982). Triangle Necklace, ca. 1969. Silver, turquoise, lapis lazuli, rhodochrosite, 16 1/8 x 5 1/8 x 1/2 in. (41 x 13 x 1.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Charles L. Russell, 2007.61.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2007.61.3_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 2007.61.3_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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RIGHTS STATEMENT copyright transferred to Brooklyn Museum by Charles L. Russell
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