Egyptian/Archaic Greek Style Pendant

  • Florence Koehler, Egyptian/Archaic Greek Style Pendant, ca. 1905-1935, glass, gold, and pearl, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mary Elizabeth Sharpe, 1981.105.1

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Florence Koehler loved old objects and was particularly fascinated by ancient Greek culture. She always wore a Greek-looking pendant around her neck, and added finishes to her objects to make them look older. Each pendant has a face cut in relief, and the “Antique” Pendant is inscribed with a name, Ottora Maria. (Laurie Eglington Kaldis, ed., Portrait of an Artist, 1947)

Title
Egyptian/Archaic Greek Style Pendant
Artist
Date
ca. 1905-1935
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
overall: 1 5/8 x 3/4 x 1/4 in. (4.2 x 1.8 x .6 cm)
pendant: 1 x 3/4 x 1/4 in. (2.5 x 1.8 x 0.6 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mary Elizabeth Sharpe

Mediums
Mediums Description
glass, gold, and pearl
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure – head
Object Number
1981.105.1
Palette
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