Box Ring

  • Earl Pardon, Box Ring, ca. 1960, sterling silver, ebony, ivory and amethyst, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Renwick Acquisitions Fund, 2003.20

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To create Box Ring and related pieces, Earl Pardon borrowed from the visual properties and spiritual force of African tribal art. This influence can be traced not only in the colors and forms designed into the piece, but also in his mix of precious jewels with other natural materials such as ebony and ivory.

Title
Box Ring
Artist
Date
ca. 1960
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
1 1/8 x 1 1/8 x 1/2 in. (3.0 x 2.8 x 1.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Renwick Acquisitions Fund

Mediums
Mediums Description
sterling silver, ebony, ivory and amethyst
Classifications
Object Number
2003.20
Palette
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