Structure

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

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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
Artists
Date
1996
On View
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

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Classifications
Object Number
1999.95
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