American Music Award trophy given to Whitney Houston

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  • Image for American Music Award trophy given to Whitney Houston
  • Image for American Music Award trophy given to Whitney Houston
  • Image for American Music Award trophy given to Whitney Houston
  • Image for American Music Award trophy given to Whitney Houston
  • Image for American Music Award trophy given to Whitney Houston
  • Image for American Music Award trophy given to Whitney Houston
  • Image for American Music Award trophy given to Whitney Houston
  • Image for American Music Award trophy given to Whitney Houston
  • Image for American Music Award trophy given to Whitney Houston
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Issued by
American Music Awards
Owned by
Whitney Houston, American, 1963 - 2012
Medium
Lucite™, wood, metal and felt
Dimensions
H x W x D: 14 × 4 5/8 × 4 11/16 in. (35.6 × 11.7 × 11.9 cm)
Type
trophies (prizes)
Place used
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
1987
Description
An American Music Awards trophy given to Whitney Houston in 1987 for "Favorite Female Vocalist Soul / R & B". The trophy is a tall Lucite™ pyramid on a cube-shaped black-painted wood base. The clear quadrilateral pyramid is affixed to a small square Lucite™ platform that is adhered to the wood base. The pyramid has no markings or text. Etched onto the front edge of the square platform is the text infilled with white [AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD]. The black square wood base has a gold metal plaque affixed to the front. The plaque is etched with text infilled with black [FAVORITE FEMALE VOCALIST/ Soul/ R & B/ Whitney Houston/ 1987]. On the back of the base in the lower left corner is a small gold-colored metal strip etched with the text [8741] infilled in black. The bottom of the wood base is covered in black felt.
Topic
African American
Actors
Popular music
Singers (Musicians)
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Estate of Whitney Houston
Object number
2014.161.6
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Awards and Medals
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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