On View
Circulation Gallery
Exhibition
A Century in the Making
Created by
C. Edgar Patience, American, 1906 - 1972
Designed by
Patience, Harry Brazier, American, 1877 - 1926
Date
1969
Medium
anthracite, pyrite, and metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3/16 × 1 × 1 1/4 in. (0.5 × 2.5 × 3.1 cm)
Description
This heart-shaped pendant carved from anthracite coal is attributed to C. Edgar Patience from a design by his father Harry Brazier Patience. A design of inlaid pyrite of a circle with four (4) small leaves, two on each side of the circle, is placed on the front of the pendant. The reverse of the pendant is plain with the numbers "1969" engraved across it. A length of wire is attached around the sides of the pendant, coming to a loop at the center top so the pendant can be attached to a necklace.
Place collected
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Adornment
Type
pendants (jewelry)
Topic
Art
Beauty culture
Craftsmanship
Design
Folklife
Ornamentation
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Dr. Juanita Patience Moss and descendants
Object number
2016.70.2
Restrictions & Rights
© Harry Brazier Patience
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd554f3759c-6164-4b98-a678-a617900fdba1
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