Rock Necklace with Ridge

  • Jan Yager, Rock Necklace with Ridge, 1987, stone, silver, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Lisa S. and Dudley Anderson, 1993.17

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In response to the “cold and flat” machine-made jewelry of the 1970s, Jan Yager produced pillow-shaped metal, set with water-polished stones to showcase the “beauty often overlooked . . . [in] our modern lives.” Rock Necklace with Ridge illustrates Yager’s interest in the natural textures and forms that she discovered around her new home in Rhode Island.

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“I often feel we are influenced by the landscape of objects with which we daily interact.” Jan Yager, 1985

Title
Rock Necklace with Ridge
Artists
Date
1987
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
16 3/4 x 2 5/8 x 3/4 in. (42.6 x 6.7 x 2.0 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Lisa S. and Dudley Anderson

Mediums
Classifications
Object Number
1993.17
Palette
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