Created by
Chenet, Winifred Mason, American, 1912 - 1993
Date
1948-1993
Medium
copper and brass (alloy) with lacquer
Dimensions
H x W x D: 1 7/8 × 2 3/16 × 1 13/16 in. (4.7 × 5.5 × 4.6 cm)
Description
A cuff bracelet with dangling orbs designed by Winifred Mason Chenet. The cuff consists of a curved band of hammered copper with an opening so that it can be placed on the wrist. Suspended from the band are circular brass and copper orbs in a pattern of small brass circle, small copper circle, large brass circle with overlayed smaller copper circle. This pattern repeats three times around the band, with the large brass and copper circles appearing at the middle, right, and left sides. The metal circles are smooth with unmarked backs. On the interior of the cuff is stamped [cheneT / d'HAITI].
Place made
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Cultural Place
Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Classification
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Adornment
Type
jewelry
Topic
African diaspora
Art
Craftsmanship
Design
Fashion
Folklife
Ornamentation
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2018.4.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5804bcc87-d1b8-4fb7-891f-3e3a9b3eeada

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