Armor and Amor

  • Sondra Sherman, Armor and Amor, 1995, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Emily Sherby Levenson in memory of Sylvia Waldman Sacks, 2000.32A-D

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Sondra Sherman balances Mars and Venus, war and love, male and female in Armor and Amor, a matched set of "his-and-hers" necklaces. The female pendant is a curvaceous crystal covered with a lacy network of pink stones. The male counterpart is a phallic stone covered in a silver pinstriped casing, evoking a business suit. Although the feminine pendant appears vulnerable, it is defended by the points that Sherman has emphasized in setting the stone.

Title
Armor and Amor
Artists
Date
1995
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
A (chain and pendant): 25 1/4 x 3/4 in. (64.1 x 2.0 cm)
B (chain and pendant): 24 1/2 x 1/2 in. (62.2 x 1.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Emily Sherby Levenson in memory of Sylvia Waldman Sacks

Classifications
Object Number
2000.32A-D
Palette
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