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  • We acquired this object.

2013

  • Work on this object began.

2017

2020

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Ring, Ora, from Väärtus Series, 2013

This is a Ring. It was designed by Rowan Liivamagi and manufactured by Shapeways. It is dated 2013. Its medium is silver, steel, or plastic.

Väärtus is a three-piece series of jewelry-like tools designed to assist individuals with limited manual dexterity perform daily tasks. The arrow-shaped loop in the Ora ring helps thread buttons as well as hook zippers. The Bänd ring holds a writing implement upright and positions it in the wearer’s fingers. The Nippu keychain gives a key a larger grip and makes it easier to maneuver into locks.

It is credited Purchased by the museum for the exhibition.

  • Necessaire
  • shagreen.
  • Gift of Mrs. James Roosevelt in loving memory of Mrs. James O. Green.
  • 1924-23-1-a/p

Our curators have highlighted 12 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Ring
  • gold.
  • Gift of Georgina and Louisa L. Schuyler.
  • 1916-29-106

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 1.9 × 7.6 × 3.5 cm (3/4 in. × 3 in. × 1 3/8 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Access+Ability.

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