Amulet Form #313 with Audio Esthetics

  • Nelda Schrupp, Amulet Form #313 with Audio Esthetics, 1993, 24 gauge sterling silver, horsehair, and deer antler, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1997.97

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Each shape, color, and material used in Amulet Form holds a significant meaning and bestows power upon the amulet, which may then be used in prayer or ceremony. The circle symbolizes the Circle of Life, the triangle represents the fate of Native Americans “boxed in” on reservations, and the deer antler and horsehair honor the animals “for their special role in helping Native people persevere and survive.”

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“Rattles have been a part of our culture since time began. Like the sweetgrass, they are used to carry our prayers to the creator.” Artist quoted in “A Touch of the Sacred,” Grand Forks Herald

Title
Amulet Form #313 with Audio Esthetics
Artist
Date
1993
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
1/2 x 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (1.3 x 26.7 x 19.1 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums Description
24 gauge sterling silver, horsehair, and deer antler
Classifications
Object Number
1997.97
Palette
Linked Open Data
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