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Triangle Necklace

Decorative Arts

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"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2007.61.3
CREDIT LINE Gift of Charles L. Russell
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Art Smith (American, 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
IMAGE overall, 2007.61.3_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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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.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (74%)
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