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1955

  • Work on this object began.

1965

  • Work on this object ended.

1991

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2019

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Totem Necklace, 1955–65

This is a Necklace. It was made by Elsa Freund. It is dated 1955–65 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is aluminum or silver, ceramic, glass, cord. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Jane Hershey. It is credited Gift of Jane Hershey.

  • Necklace, 2010
  • silver, white gold, jade, diamonds, knitted strand of agate beads.
  • Private Collection, New York.
  • 61.2015.1a,b
  • Necklace, 2000s
  • H x W x D: 34.2 × 24 × 1.5 cm (13 7/16 × 9 7/16 × 9/16 in.).
  • Promised gift to the Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian....
  • 7067.114.2016

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 26.5 x 11.2 x 1 cm (10 7/16 x 4 7/16 x 3/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Totem Necklace, 1955–65; Made by Elsa Freund (1912 - 2001); USA; aluminum or silver, ceramic, glass, cord; H x W x D: 26.5 x 11.2 x 1 cm (10 7/16 x 4 7/16 x 3/8 in.); Gift of Jane Hershey; 1991-39-2

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