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Due Respiri Necklace

This is a Necklace. It was designed by Bruno Martinazzi. It is dated 2005. Its medium is gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Martinazzi’s Due Respiri pendant is a poetic evocation of two breathing mouths whose lips are not quite touching. Made from embossed and engraved gold sheets, this piece recalls the formal restraint found in classical sculpture while capturing the tension and vibrant energy that connects two human beings.

It is credited Promised gift to the Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 24 × 13.3 × 1.5 cm (9 7/16 × 5 1/4 × 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Right edge of Pendant - etched "MARTINAZZI"

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.

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