A dramatic Nepalese necklace located in The Costume Institute at the Museum, probably made in the nineteenth century, is the source for our bold adaptation.
Reconstituted coral, reconstituted turquoise, and suede spacers. 18K gold overlay hook closure. Adjusts from 18''L to 20''L with extender chain.
- Reconstituted coral, reconstituted turquoise, and suede spacers
- 18K gold overlay hook closure
- Adjusts from 18''L to 20''L with extender chain
Art HistoryA gift of jewelry from renowned art collector and fashion enthusiast Muriel Kallis Newman is housed in The Costume Institute at the Museum. This collection of largely ethnographic jewelry dates from the Precolumbian period to the twentieth century and includes examples from cultures in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. It represents Newmanís knowledge and appreciation of a wide range of jewelry-making traditions. Numerous items are composite artifacts made from various cultures and time periods reappropriated as modern jewelry creations by or for Muriel. It is important to note that Newman wore many of the pieces, interpreting them to suit and express her own singular, often avant-garde style.