Necklace and Pendant
15 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (39 x 7 x 7 cm)
Silver with gold plait; filigree, soldering, filing, plaiting
Committee for Art Acquisitions Fund
Currently On View
Purchased by Thomas K. Seligman from Issa Niass of Niass & Frères, 2/1/97
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Objects or devices that are not essential in themselves but add to the beauty, convenience, or effectiveness of other things, as, for example, to costume or automobiles. W [June 1994 descriptor added.]
Ornaments such as bracelets, necklaces, and rings, of precious or semiprecious materials worn or carried on the person for adornment; also includes similar articles worn or carried for devotional or mourning purposes.
Ornaments worn around the neck, usually in the form of chains or strands of beads, pearls, stones, or the like, and often including a suspended ornamental pendant. Use "chokers" for short, narrow necklaces worn close to the throat. Use "dog collars (necklaces)" for wide ornamental bands worn tightly around the neck.
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