Gold filigree necklace worn by Ophelia DeVore

Created by
Unidentified
Worn by
DeVore, Ophelia, American, 1922 - 2014
Medium
metal
Dimensions
L x W: 17 x 4 in. (43.2 x 10.2 cm)
Type
necklaces
Place used
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
early 1950s
Description
Gold metal filigree necklace worn by Ophelia DeVore. The necklace consists of two (2) rounded panels at the center front, one longer and placed above the shorter one. Below the short panel is a rectangular panel with long chains hanging below it that end with a large metal bead. At each side of the top largest panel are four chains that extend to the center back neck where they are joined to half-circle metal pieces. A clip at the opposite sides of the half-circles fastens them together.
Topic
African American
Beauty culture
Clothing and dress
Fashion
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Ophelia DeVore
Object number
2011.25.1.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Adornment
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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