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Created by:
C. Edgar Patience, American, 1906 - 1972  Search this
Designed by:
Harry Brazier Patience, American, 1877 - 1926  Search this
Medium:
anthracite, pyrite, and metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3/16 × 1 × 1 1/4 in. (0.5 × 2.5 × 3.1 cm)
Type:
pendants (jewelry)
Place collected:
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1969
Description:
This heart-shaped pendant carved from anthracite coal is attributed to C. Edgar Patience from a design by his father Harry Brazier Patience. A design of inlaid pyrite of a circle with four (4) small leaves, two on each side of the circle, is placed on the front of the pendant. The reverse of the pendant is plain with the numbers "1969" engraved across it. A length of wire is attached around the sides of the pendant, coming to a loop at the center top so the pendant can be attached to a necklace.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Beauty culture  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Design  Search this
Folklife  Search this
Ornamentation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Dr. Juanita Patience Moss and descendants
Object number:
2016.70.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© Harry Brazier Patience
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Adornment
Exhibition:
A Century in the Making
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse, C X06
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd554f3759c-6164-4b98-a678-a617900fdba1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.70.2