"Niggy" necklace owned by Saul Williams

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Designed by
Eshani, Melody, American
Owned by
Williams, Saul, American, born 1972
Medium
metal, plastic
Dimensions
H x W x D: 11 1/4 × 3 15/16 × 1/2 in. (28.6 × 10 × 1.3 cm)
Type
necklaces
Date
2007
Description
Necklace featuring the word [Niggy] in cursive-style letters. "Niggy" is made of a light blue plastic with red pigment on top. Word is on a black plastic background, shaped around the letters. At either end of the word is a small plastic circle where the metal necklace attaches. Metal portion of necklace is a chain with clasp at the top for closure.
Topic
African American
Beauty culture
Clothing and dress
Fashion
Hip hop (Music)
Identity
Language
Rock and roll (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Saul Williams
Object number
2014.188.4
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Adornment
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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