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Egyptian/Archaic Greek Style Pendant

ca. 1905-1935 Florence Koehler Born: Jackson, Michigan 1861 Died: Rome, Italy 1944 glass, gold, and pearl overall: 1 5/8 x 3/4 x 1/4 in. (4.2 x 1.8 x .6 cm) pendant: 1 x 3/4 x 1/4 in. (2.5 x 1.8 x 0.6 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mary Elizabeth Sharpe 1981.105.1 Not currently on view


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Florence Koehler loved old objects and was particularly fascinated by ancient Greek culture. She always wore a Greek-looking pendant around her neck, and added finishes to her objects to make them look older. Each pendant has a face cut in relief, and the “Antique” Pendant is inscribed with a name, Ottora Maria. (Laurie Eglington Kaldis, ed., Portrait of an Artist, 1947)

Keywords

Figure - head

decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

glass

metal - gold

stone - pearl

About Florence Koehler

Born: Jackson, Michigan 1861 Died: Rome, Italy 1944

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