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1972 Robert Ebendorf Born: Topeka, Kansas 1938 sterling silver, 14k gold, ivory, bone, copper, amber, and ebony length 32 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. (82.9 x 5.4 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Renwick Acquisitions Fund 1984.53 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 57B

Luce Center Label

This necklace demonstrates Robert Ebendorf’s ability to make each of his materials look beautiful. The artist has used his materials, both precious and ordinary, to create a necklace with the appearance of a talisman.


decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal


animal parts - bone


metal - copper

metal - gold

metal - silver