Structure

  • Jan Baum, Structure, 1996, nickel, silver, bronze, 24 karat gold plate, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Richard L. Ford, Jr. in honor of Jan Baum, 1999.95, © 1996, Jan Patrice Baum

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Jan Baum often uses the theme of containment in her work, making multilayered objects that can be opened or disassembled to reveal their interior. In this piece, a heavy gold pendant rests inside a silver cage. The wire structure protects the pendant while at the same time complementing its simple design.

Title
Structure
Artist
Date
1996
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
necklace: 15 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2 in. (39.4 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm)
basket: 2 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. diam. (6.2 x 3.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Richard L. Ford, Jr. in honor of Jan Baum

Mediums
Mediums Description
nickel, silver, bronze, 24 karat gold plate
Classifications
Object Number
1999.95
Palette
Linked Open Data
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