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
“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.
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17 1/8 × 8 7/8 × 2 1/8 in. (43.4 × 22.4 × 5.3 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Ina and Jack Kay
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- fabricated and photo etched silver, brass, and stainless steel
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