Brisings' Stole

  • Lori Talcott, Brisings' Stole, 2002, fabricated and photo etched silver, brass, and stainless steel, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Ina and Jack Kay, 2003.48

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“Brisings’ Stole,” from Lori Talcott’s Arbor Mundi series, is an homage to the mythic Brisingamen, a necklace belonging to Freyja, the Norse goddess ruling over life and death. The necklace is a symbol of Freyja’s creative and destructive powers, and is described in Old Norse and Anglo-Saxon prose and poetry. Talcott took facsimiles from all the original medieval texts that mention the piece and photoetched them onto the metal. In this way, Brisings’ Stole contains the entire history of the necklace.

Title
Brisings' Stole
Artist
Date
2002
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
17 1/8 × 8 7/8 × 2 1/8 in. (43.4 × 22.4 × 5.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Ina and Jack Kay

Mediums
Mediums Description
fabricated and photo etched silver, brass, and stainless steel
Classifications
Object Number
2003.48
Palette
Linked Open Data
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