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Metallic Boa Necklace

Decorative Arts and Design

MEDIUM Silver, eight hardstones
DATES ca. 1964
DIMENSIONS 14 1/2 x 8 x 1 5/8 in. (36.8 x 20.3 x 4.1 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Seemingly unmarked
CREDIT LINE Gift of Charles L. Russell
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A necklace composed of an s-shaped spine tipped with silver wrapped stones, from which radiate at regular intervals flattened curved spokes randomly decorated with ten small cabouchon semi-precious stones in silver collars. Thirteen of the lower spokes terminate in small rings that support an additional flattened curved element.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Art Smith (American, born Cuba, 1917–1982). Metallic Boa Necklace, ca. 1964. Silver, eight hardstones, 14 1/2 x 8 x 1 5/8 in. (36.8 x 20.3 x 4.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Charles L. Russell, 2007.61.5. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2007.61.5_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 2007.61.5_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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RIGHTS STATEMENT copyright transferred to Brooklyn Museum by Charles L. Russell
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