Necklace

  • Gerald M. Stinn, Necklace, 1975, sterling silver, ebony, cocobolo, vermillion, and cord, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1975.164

In this necklace, Gerald Stinn challenges traditional ideas of what jewelry should” be. He used polished wood in place of gemstones, and alternated the ebony and silver beads to emphasize the beauty of each. The geometric symmetry and simple construction of this piece show Stinn’s desire to make his jewelry visually pleasing and comfortable to wear.

Title
Necklace
Artist
Date
1975
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
length: 27 12 in. (70.0 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
sterling silver, ebony, cocobolo, vermillion, and cord
Classifications
Object Number
1975.164
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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