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Created by:
Art Smith, American, 1917 - 1982  Search this
Medium:
sterling silver
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 4 5/16 × 3 1/2 × 1 5/8 in. (11 × 8.9 × 4.1 cm)
Type:
necklaces
Date:
ca. 1974
Description:
This is the “Expo neckpiece” designed and created by jeweler Art Smith. The necklace is made of a single piece of sterling silver wire shaped as an open-ended torque necklace, or neck ring, with looped ends. The necklace is twisted and bent with it intersecting itself in the middle. Parts of the necklace are flattened. The necklace has two hallmarks on one of the looped ends, Smith’s signature [Art Smith] and [STERL-].
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Fashion design  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charles L. Russell
Object number:
2023.12.27
Restrictions & Rights:
© Estate of Art Smith
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Adornment
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd545166a05-c184-4ee2-9bfb-d64aa1f88623
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2023.12.27